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Copyright Question on 'sound bites'

07 Jan 03 - 10:35 AM (#860661)
Subject: Copyright Question on 'sound bites'
From: Kudzuman

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


07 Jan 03 - 11:43 AM (#860726)
Subject: RE: Copyright Question on 'sound bites'
From: Kudzuman

Anyone with any ideas on this? Thanks!


07 Jan 03 - 11:45 AM (#860730)
Subject: RE: Copyright Question on 'sound bites'
From: IanC

n UK law, copyright protects all or part of a piece. The only exemption is that part of a piece (not more than 10%) may be reproduced for personal educational purposes (this does not include duplicating it for the use of others).

:-)