The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32189   Message #422552
Posted By: mousethief
21-Mar-01 - 01:41 PM
Thread Name: Help: copyright help
Subject: RE: Help: copyright help
This is why you should always change the words any time you sing a folk song. That way you can claim it was your own "version" and not somebody else's, and thus can't be bagged for copyright violation.

It used to be that "the folk process" was due to misremembering and illiteracy. Now it's due to arcane copyright laws. Whatever works.