Re: ABC Songbook
Been busy for a while so missed all the copyright discussion. If it is a problem then I would have to shut down the site. I put a paragraph on the Songs page at the site asking for legal advice on the issue. Since the site has had over 50,000 hits there is bound to be some sound legal advice coming in my email. *crosses fingers*.
I have to agree with Hoho on the composer vs recording artist. And it could be that the "artist" in the heading needs to be the transcriber of the song. Unsure how to mark the abc files. As for the classicals, I would put them along with the old folk songs. Many artists have done their renditions of Bach, etc. along with the old folk songs. So isn't a transcriber only doing their rendition?
If the site where the transcribers get their midi's and sheet music has no copyright, couldn't someone put them on their site also? And wouldn't that make them legal for anyone to transcribe to another music medium?
Until this is resolved I won't be updating the site.
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