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Thread #55412   Message #860661
Posted By: Kudzuman
07-Jan-03 - 10:35 AM
Thread Name: Copyright Question on 'sound bites'
Subject: Copyright Question on 'sound bites'
I've done a recording of a storyteller telling traditional African folk tales and she would like to add "buttons" between the stories. Little 20 to 30 seconds of music tracks just to break it up a bit. Here is the question: I have a recording of some Traditonal African music (tribal) but it was given to me by a person I was acquainted with from Africa and I have no idea where it was recorded or by what organization may have recorded it or if they own the copyrights. If I use 20 second bites for this recording would this be a no-no? Thanks for any advice here.

Kudzuman