Mudcat Café message #3099017 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135827   Message #3099017
Posted By: SPB-Cooperator
20-Feb-11 - 07:30 AM
Thread Name: LEGALITY of using published melody
Subject: RE: LEGALITY of using published melody
Probably old hat, but possibly a number of 'copyrighted' tunes are traditional tunes which the composer did not bother to check up on.

Another question - what if one comes up with a tune which turns out to be a copyrighted tune that the writer has never heard before - it just goes with the words at the time...