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Thread #103795   Message #2119855
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
05-Aug-07 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
Subject: RE: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
Looking for copyright on "House of the Rising Sun" is a laborious exercise.
Going through the numbered list of just one group- those registered with BMI- there are 80 plus registrations (many jointly held).
BMI work 589017 belongs to Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Hays and Halloran.
Others with BMI numbered works include Eric Burden, Woody Guthrie, Jerome Garcia, Hank Williams, Paul Campbell, and Dolly Parton and Mike Post (jointly).

Dylan, Blind Boys and Van Ronk have other affiliations; I have only gone through BMI; that was enough to get boggled-in-mind.

Only a handful included 'Traditional' with their names (none of those listed above).