Mudcat Café message #119474 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2164   Message #119474
Posted By: Nathan in Texas
30-Sep-99 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: copyright dates - help!
Subject: RE: copyright dates - help!
Here's the one that I've found most useful. (I don't know how to blue clicky, but it's also on the Mudcat Links page)
http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/index.html
This has the ORIGINAL sheet music with copyright date, etc.. The problem with the BMI and ASCAP pages is they contain dozens of copyright versions of songs that are in public domain, so you can't get a real picture of what's legal to use. For instance, they list 18 copyrighted versions of "Old Black Joe" which was written about 150 years ago and is indisputably public domain.