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Thread #57463   Message #904249
Posted By: Frankham
05-Mar-03 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: Irish Rover copyrighted?
Subject: RE: Irish Rover copyrighted?
Micheal, you can copyright anything you want to including a public domain tune. The trick is to make the copyright stick and this can only be done in the courtroom. If it can be proven that Irish Rover is a traditional tune before the Clancy's got ahold of it, then they would have to take you to court to prove that they wrote it. Not sure that the "lads" would want to waste their time with this. Maybe their publishing company would but chances are not. Check Harry Fox Agency (online) and if there's more than one copyright listed than there's probably nothing to worry about.

Frank Hamilton