Mudcat Café message #953807 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59731   Message #953807
Posted By: Joe Offer
16-May-03 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: HELP: Personal Website Copyright Issues
Subject: RE: HELP: Personal Website Copyright Issues
Charley, you write some good songs, but I don't think you'll get rich from songwriting. Maybe it's better not to bother. Wouldn't it be wonderful is we could fall in love with a song, any song, and then sing it without licensing or restriction?
Of course, if somebody recorded my song and made a million, I guess I'd feel some regret.
I suppose there are folk musicians like McCutcheon and Staines and Bok and Bogle and Stan Rogers who might make a little bit of money from their work, but I wonder if even they make enough to warrant the effort they've spent to protect their work.
The work of Woody Guthrie is probably a gold mine for some corporation, but who else?
-Joe Offer-