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Thread #113912   Message #2427077
Posted By: Richard Bridge
31-Aug-08 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: Tech: How do you register song copyright?
Subject: RE: Tech: How do you register song copyright?
No, it is not permissible. It is an infringement twice over (maybe three times) (at least as far as UK copyright law is concerned).

First, the UK has no general "private use" exemption. So recording the work (ie a reproduction) is an infringment unless authorised.

Second, the posting on Youtube is a second reproduction although the nodes on the way there benefit from one of teh exemptions created by our masters in Brussels.

Third, it is arguable that the downloads and streams from Youtube are public performances.

Yes, the composer could probably get shitty, but if he is an MCPS/PRS member he may have given them exclusive rights so they would have to do it in stead of him.

PS - Flattery will get you everywhere... How come you know so much about me? Did you google me or something?