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Thread #59300 Message #944051
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Apr-03 - 09:25 PM
Thread Name: are translations copyrighted?
Subject: RE: are translations copyrighted?
Hi, Kristine - folkman's answer is correct (and very succinct).
Both the original text and the translation may be copyrighted. If you want to record or reprint a song, it's up to you to do the research and find out who to pay royalties to. If it's a commercially viable song, chances are you can get US royalties through the Harry Fox Agency's http://www.songfile.com/license_home.html.
If you need help researching a song, post a message in an existing thread on that particular song, or start a new thread if there's no existing one.