Message from discussion Original/Old Scores
From: innatesh...@macflat.com (Michael Haslam)
Subject: Re: Original/Old Scores
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 10:48:55 +0100
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Peter T. Daniels <gramma...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> David Gray Porter wrote:
> > Hey, this means that in 14 months, George Gershwin's music becomes public
> > domain.
> > Those airplane ads just jumped the gun a little.
> No, the law changed. United Airlines first used Rhapsody in Blue the day
> after the 50th anniversary of his death (the really clever one set among
> the paintings at the Art Institute -- talk about intertextuality!! --
> their home town museum).
I don't know about the US but certainly in the UK some pieces/composers
that were Public Domain before the extension from 50 to 70 years after
the composer's death went back into copyright for a few years, eg Elgar
(?d.1936, which would mean he goes back into Public Domain at the end of
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