The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107784   Message #2238230
Posted By: GUEST
17-Jan-08 - 02:41 AM
Thread Name: Composers 'stealing' folk themes
Subject: RE: Composers 'stealing' folk themes
It is "stealing" if you don`t like the second user.

I'm inclined to it's stealing unless you credit your source. "Variations on this traditional folk song" seems fine to me but "my entirely new work" when it is in fact based on "this traditional folk song" doesn't go to well.