Re: [rumori] recordings of "public domain" works

nakedrabbit (
Sun, 30 Apr 2000 23:26:13 -0700

>Can this apply to really old recordings, where
>the composer himself did not own a copyright?

It applies to all recordings, and is referred to in the music industry as
the "mechanical" rights, referring to a performance that is mechanically

>If I were to go out and record
>some frogs, does that mean that I could claim a copyright on the frog sounds
>on my tape?

Yes. Sound Effects libraries are, though most people would not know it
or remember it, protected by copyright.

>Could I sue someone else for using the tape?

Yes, successfully.

>Could I sue the

Not easily. They tend to be hard to serve.

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