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mg Canadian copyright problem (5) Canadian copyright problem 26 Feb 18

I am deadly serious when I say I will not go through this Canadian copyright situation, unless I know the persons or it is definitely in public domain. it is something that i think needs to be solved somehow..not that people would have to pay a central agency, like Harry Fox..but at least there should be some sort of database that you can pay a bit to to find out the top 500 or so songs that folk singers might want to record. I think the vague and unhappy process probably keeps songs from being recorded, and at least modest funds from being transferred. I think that the rule is you pay the copyright holder..good luck finding her. Sometimes the original author has died, there are estates, there are grandnephews who don't really care that much about the $30 a year they might it is just a black hold sometimes. I have gone through this I think with the three or four cds I have done. I will not do it again. it is time consuming, can be expensive, it is frustrating, and if you do it wrong there can be lawyers threatening you. sorry. Not for me, although I love all the songs.

How hard could it be to get a library student to produce a database?

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