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GUEST,rossey How old is a traditional song? (55* d) RE: How old is a traditional song? 27 Feb 02

legally in the uk - a song falls into public domain 70 years after the death of the composer/author. 50 years was an outdated length as people usually now live longer. It is not 50 years or 70 years after the work was written. A work is copyrighted as soon as it appears in any fixed form, written down or taped. My own family have had works stolen by folk musicians who do not appreciate these technical points!

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