[Foundation-l] WMF/EFF and Copyright extension

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Wed Feb 20 21:05:10 UTC 2008

Composers' rights are not being extended, we're talking about stuff where
their rights have lapsed and the rights for a performer on a recording are
at stake.

Composer's have life+95 (IIRC) which means that ELP and the like won't be
appearing on WMF servers anytime soon (I met Greg Lake in London a few years
back, so he's still around). Where this impacts the foundation is stuff done
late 19th century and the composer is long dead. A performance recorded in
the 50s or 60s of the work would be impacted, in some cases it'd be
withdrawn from the public domain.

Brian McNeil
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In a message dated 2/20/2008 3:20:56 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
geniice at gmail.com writes:

A better  example might be that a number of recordings of Mr P
Tchaikovsky's work  which are due to enter the public domain or have
already done so would  either be removed from the public domain or fail
to  enter.

Or for those fans of classic 70's progressive rock, most of the best work
the Nice and its successor band, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, which drew
 on modern classical sources, could well become verboten.
(who is playing Brain Salad Surgery in protest)

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