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GUEST,Ewan McVicar Copyrighting A Traditional Song (49) RE: Copyrighting A Traditional Song 02 Jan 11

Having just used the link Niall Beag gave us, I found the full article he quotes from very interesting. To the more expert who have contributed above - is the writer of the article fully correct, or is there as usual a more complex situation here?
I do like the refence to an Mzee [respected elder] 'patenting' the Moon in his name.
And of course the suggestion that 'traditional' song and music be copyrighted and held in common within a nation, with royalties collected and then used for educational and music support, is one I and others have often ruminated on and fulminated about. The idea has its many problems of course, but worth trying to work out?

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