Mudcat Café message #162416 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17009   Message #162416
Posted By: Stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowanybetter
13-Jan-00 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: Copyrights and traditional tunes
Subject: RE: Copyrights and traditional tunes
Be careful! People get in trouble for the stupidest things. I've heard stories of organizations like ASCAP (whom Utah Phillips describes as the scourge of the music industry) actually going so far as to harass sessions, ceilis and even go to festivals to make sure nobody's playing the wrong tunes or songs around the campfire. I know of a fiddle instuctor who's been asked for a list of tunes she teaches! It's ridiculous! All the best,

Rich