The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57495 Message #905659
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Mar-03 - 10:45 PM
Thread Name: Carter Family copyrights?
Subject: RE: Carter Family copyrights?
Hi, Brad - if you can prove it was written in 1923 or earlier, you're pretty much home free. After that, the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension kicked in (in the US), so we'll be dead before songs after 1923 go into public domain. Another fine example of Corporate Welfare.
We've had a thread on Done Laid Around. It's attributed to Paul Clayton, but apparently he got it from traditional sources. I suppose it's best to discuss that song in the other thread.