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Thread #57463 Message #905080
Posted By: The Pooka
06-Mar-03 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Irish Rover copyrighted?
Subject: RE: Irish Rover copyrighted?
Two of the original three singing Clancy brothers, Tom and Paddy, are deceased; as is their brother Bobby now too. I wonder whether their old Tiparm Music Publishers Inc. (named from the Clancys' Tipperary & Makem's Armagh) still exists. Whether it does or not, it's inconceivable to me that Liam Clancy and/or Tommy Makem would ever think of legally claiming generic ownership of a song like The Irish Rover. / Hell, Makem *did* write "Four Green Fields"; and how many people sing that one? (And others of his, as well.) Does he sue them?