derivative works question: "cover" songs
wmorgan at masanjin.net
Thu Mar 25 17:17:59 EST 2004
Excerpts (reformatted) from Greg London's mail of 25 Mar 2004 (EST):
> the "compulsory license" allows cover songs for a predetermined
> royalty. I'm guessing that since "royalty" implies percentage of a
> price, then you probably can't use compulsory license if you're not
> charging a price.
Hm, maybe we can charge a fractionally small price (one millionth of one
cent) and automatically waive it for everyone? Seems like there's got to
be some way of getting around this, if they special-case 0 like that.
Well, it's all idle fantasy, in the absence of a copyright lawyer.
Thank you, and everyone else, for your help.
William <wmorgan at masanjin.net>
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