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Re: [Fsfe-uk] music ramble [was Re:GNU/Linux, Linux Divide]

From: Alex Hudson
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] music ramble [was Re:GNU/Linux, Linux Divide]
Date: 02 Apr 2002 19:51:52 +0100

On Tue, 2002-04-02 at 14:47, MJ Ray wrote:
> > ... to open up music again simply publish the notation of your tunes under
> > a Free Document License. You can still sell the recordings (the complied
> > code ;-) under the traditional model; [...]
> I disagree with this, really.  I want the recordings, especially of the
> things that are difficult to obtain, to be freely reproducible, modifiable
> (compilations, mixes, etc) and redistributable. 

I kind of agree with both of you. Music has interesting copyright -
mechanical and performance - and you should be free to copy both the
song and the performance. 

Performance copyright has always seemed particularly odious to me, the
right to sing a song you've heard seems utterly natural. But then,
that's just me...



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