Mudcat Café message #4039521 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167428   Message #4039521
Posted By: GUEST
14-Mar-20 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: songs from taped radio programmes
Subject: RE: songs from taped radio programmes
Fair use does not cover UK. These are UK copyright recordings. The complications are quite complex when it comes to special radio versions or commercial recordings and the dates of recording or publication. Copyright for after 1962 music recordings is 70 years after publication. Copyright in songs is 70 years after the death of the writers.   A bit of leeway for the scale of breaching copyright is understandable given that this is just someone doing a fan thing. However if any commercial use is to be made, then that is something that should clearly not be done, nor should this site be encouraging bootlegging/pirating and Mudcat being used as a meeting ground for the distributing of pirated material. The tone of this whole post has been unsavory and there should have been a moderating force to caveat the whole subject, as clearly there is going to be copyright breaching involved, not personal use.