At 2/9/11 09:02 AM, liljim wrote:
At 2/9/11 01:20 AM, WerewNC wrote:
No it isn't. Copyright laws typically exist for between 50 and 70 years after the creation of something (depending on the country you're in) OR until the creator of it dies (again, this is dependant on the country you're in).
At 2/9/11 12:37 AM, TomFulp wrote:
The composition is public domain but not the performance. What we really need is someone in the Audio Portal to make a good Oh Fortuna performance. :PThis makes me want to puke. Carmina Burana is still copyrighted. You folks should know better. That's why it hasn't been covered in the audio portal. Give me the Sousa march you want and I'll upload it, but keep your paws off Orff's famous composition.
Since it was composed in the thirties (and unless this composition has received some sort of special extension), people are free to make their own recordings of that music and then they own the copyright on that particular recording. That was what he was getting at.
Tom is correct.
First off, sorry for writing like a total dick when I drink. I could have said that in a much nicer way.
A lot of music from that time period has fallen out of copyright because the copyright wasn't renewed, but Carmina Burana is still copyrighted by Schott Musik International .
In the US, for works published before 1978, copyrights can be renewed for up to 95 years after the publication date. That makes the earliest publications still copyrighted in the US date from 1916.