[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: Musical files and chords]]
Here is a mail I received from mma's upstream. He provides a link to a
page giving good information on public domain musics, and how to
identify them. I found the explanation useful, and have be referenced
somewhere (like the archives of this list).
> From: Bob van der Poel
> Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: Musical files and chords]
> Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 19:08:44 -0700
> >>Given that this is from a professional publisher, who has
> >>obviously done extremely thorough copyright clearing
> >>negotiations to get all those 555 melodies in the book, one
> >>might assume that they did not remove those chord annotations
> >>without strong legal advice of its necessity.
> Well, isn't that interesting. Of course, just because some says "I have
> copyright on x", that doesn't mean they do ... see the SCO/Linux debate
> for the truth of this.
> I wondering if in the songbook case someone wrote the chords over the PD
> music? Well, it sure is interesing.
> I did a bit of searching, and figured you might enjoy reading the pages
> here: http://www.pdinfo.com/identify.htm
> Thanks for the info.