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Thread #104319   Message #2138219
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Carroll
01-Sep-07 - 04:16 AM
Thread Name: Copyright warning - bloggers!
Subject: RE: Copyright warning - bloggers!
Walter Pardon said, 'they're not my songs, they're everybody's' this means they are OUR songs. When I read of 'bloggers' and 'copyright' and 'Christie Moore's Well Below The Valley' or Bob Dylan stealing Martin Carthy's Scarborough Fair' (whatever happened to John Reilly and Mark Anderson's part in the songs transmission?) I realise that there is a danger of our tradition passing into the hands of individuals - I've never been a great supporter of the privatisation of public property. These songs have lasted because they have been passed on; if that passing on stops because people wish to make a living from them, they will cease to be ours and will die.
Jim Carroll