Thursday, May 08, 2008

@Lucas: Beware PD

While it seems "Happy Birthday" may not be copyright after all, sadly, it seems even PD derivations ain't what it used to be


Lucas Gonze said...

So how does a PD derivation come to be based on a non-PD song? I guess this would happen when there was a longer duration for the source than the derived song.

spinmeister said...

and copyright is highly jurisdictional (typically by country) , which only adds to the mess in the age of internet publishing.