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Thread #32478   Message #427079
Posted By: Irish sergeant
27-Mar-01 - 09:13 PM
Thread Name: half a copyright question
Subject: RE: half a copyright question
The law varies from country to country. The traditional words are likely under public domain. Tune and chorus should both be copywrited by Neil. It should read "Music and additional words Copywrited (Or symbol) 2001 Neil Downey" THis is at least how it is done in the U.S. (to the best of my knowledge not being a lawyer) I believe that it sin't much different elsewhere and under international treaties that should suffice. Check with a good lawyer though. Kindest reguards, Neil (The Irish Sergeant one , not the one writing the addtional words.)