Mudcat Café message #38088 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6498   Message #38088
Posted By: Henry Miller
14-Sep-98 - 03:04 PM
Thread Name: Intellectual property
Subject: RE: Intellectual property
WAOH! Yes Mudcat needs to say something, but as the notice on the bottom of all lyrics says: "Because of the volunteer nature of The Digital Tradition, it is difficult to ensure proper attribution and copyright information for every song included. Please assume that any song which lists a composer is copyrighted ."

If mudcat can (slowly) get copywrite information we should post that, ideally with links to the owner. HOWEVER it isn't this easy, there isn't the man hours to search the entire database. (not to mention that as soon as any work is done the lawyers expect us to do it all.)

So if we are creating a standard mudcat system, for submited, nor currently copywrighted music (something a little fairer to authors then the GNU license for software, but lets not get off on that) lets do it. But be careful NOT to even hint that this applies to anything else, even by association.