[Foundation-l] ASCAP comes out against "copyleft"

jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 29 06:34:06 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 1:45 AM, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:

> Andre Engels wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM,  <WJhonson at aol.com> wrote:
> >
> > A video of an amateur singer trying to sing a song is also a copyright
> > violation - they are publishing the song, and do not own the copyright
> > on either text or melody.
> It *is* a violation, and that is a part of the problem.  The bloody
> awful YouTube singer does, however, receive performance copyrights for
> what he does.  Copyright by default means that anything, however bad or
> trivial, has copyrights; this includes the weekly flyer from your local
> supermarket. For all of the faults of US copyright law there was much
> positive to be said about the former registration and renewal system.

see this article on the work someone did to license some songs for a cover
cd :

For public performance of a song on youtube , it would fall under copyright:

hope that helps :

James Michael DuPont

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