The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141791   Message #3265638
Posted By: Tootler
29-Nov-11 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Lord Franklin in Copyright?
Subject: RE: Lord Franklin in Copyright?
You Tube's copyright marking seems a little arbitrary.

I have two Tom Anderson tunes in my You Tube Channel, one has been marked as copyright, the other hasn't which also seems odd as both are in copyright.

I was thinking of removing Lord Franklin as I wasn't really happy with it, and was going to re-record it. It was while I was looking through and thinking about that that I noticed the copyright notice. I was a bit narked as the song is definitely out of copyright and I was pretty sure the tune was traditional and that the tune for Bob Dylan's dream was variant of the Lord Franklin tune, but I don't have the evidence.

I might take it down, and when I have redone it, put it back on and tag it "traditional song" or something similar, and also say it is traditional song in the notes, then see what happens.

I would like to be in a position to challenge the copyright labelling but I need evidence that the tune is traditional. If anyone can point me to anything, I would much appreciate it. As for the song - regardless of what title you give it, I would have thought a link to a couple of broadsides in the Bodleian Website would serve.

The whole copyright business is getting out of hand, IMHO.