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Thread #166031   Message #3989340
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
26-Apr-19 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: Making folk club recordings available
Subject: RE: Making folk club recordings available
I stated in a previous thread
that I believe artists deserve to earn from their published songs and recordings during their lifetime.
But the work should become public domain at a more reasonable time after their death.
Eg, no longer than the death of their surviving spouse,
or perhaps the 18th birthday of any children.
Whatever could be made to work for the artists immediate family for a sensible time.

A compromise that encourages - not prevents - the positive aspects of creative music performance and enjoyment
within complex and dynamic societies...

Far too many problems are caused by mega corporations who have no understanding of,
or care for living music culture;
bulk buying music rights as merely another lucrative asset in their portfolio.
Profiteering through enforcing draconian fee collecting regimes
that are simply legalised extortion and racketeering...

WEA and Sony are two main offenders immediately springing to mind,
and their collecting agencies who are more than likely incentivised
with hefty bonuses and commisions...
Currently they are waging war on popular part time music educators on youtube..

Obviously the reality is rights ownership and exploitationis becoming increasingly longer
due to the wealth and power of these corporations,
able to lobby and buy copyrights laws to suit their favour...

It's depresssing, and forces good ordinary people into situations
where they risk heavy legal penalties
simply for commiting the crimes
of sharing music to help others broaden their appreciation and education...

These music enthusiasts are clearly not the criminal gang professional bootleggers and counterfeiters
of overhyped music corporations/media propaganda...