Mudcat Café message #2118853 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103795   Message #2118853
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
04-Aug-07 - 03:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
Subject: RE: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
Well, not quite always.
George Harrison had to back down to the Chiffons, didn't he?
He's So Fine/My Sweet Lord wasn't exactly Big v Little, more a case of Huge v Huge and a prime example of 'where there's a hit there's a writ'.
What it does show, though, is the importance of registering your work to ensure the collection of rights.
Rod, bless 'im, didn't.