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#1861251 - 12/23/07 12:48 PM Jazz standards in the public domain?
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Can you think of any jazz standards that are in the public domain? There are a couple such tunes in the old Real Book.("Dear Old Stockholm" and "Limehouse Blues")

So, it's just tunes 1922 or earlier?

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#1861255 - 12/23/07 12:54 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: Jazz+]
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#1861261 - 12/23/07 01:05 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: linwood]
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Thanks

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#1861272 - 12/23/07 01:26 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: Jazz+]
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Limehouse Blues?

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#1861274 - 12/23/07 01:30 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: stoo schultz]
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Public domain ?

After You've Gone
All By Myself
Avalon
Back Home Again in Indiana
Dear Old Stockholm
Indian Summer
Limehouse Blues
Look For The silver Lining
My Buddy
Poor Butterfly
Rose Room
Royal Garden Blues
The Sheik of Araby
St. Louis Blues
Whispering
You Made Me Love You


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#1861322 - 12/23/07 04:04 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: Jazz+]
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#1861323 - 12/23/07 04:26 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: Jazz+]
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#1861325 - 12/23/07 04:29 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: Jazz+]
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The Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) of 1998 alternatively known as the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, Sonny Bono Act, or pejoratively as the Mickey Mouse Protection Act extended copyright terms in the United States by 20 years. Before the Act (under the Copyright Act of 1976), copyright would last for the life of the author plus 50 years, or 75 years for a work of corporate authorship; the Act extended these terms to life of the author plus 70 years and for works of corporate authorship to 120 years after creation or 95 years after publication, whichever endpoint is earlier.[1] The Act also affected copyright terms for copyrighted works published prior to January 1, 1978, also increasing their term of protection by 20 years, to a total of 95 years from publication.

This law effectively 'froze' the advancement date of the public domain in the United States for works covered by the older fixed term copyright rules. Under this Act, additional works made in 1923 or afterwards that were still copyrighted in 1998 will not enter the public domain until 2019 or afterwards (depending on the date of the product) unless the owner of the copyright releases them into the public domain prior to that or if the copyright gets extended again. Unlike copyright extension legislation in the European Union, the Sonny Bono Act did not revive copyrights that had already expired. The Act did extend the terms of protection set for works that were already copyrighted, and is retroactive in that sense. However, works created before January 1, 1978 but not published or registered for copyright until recently are addressed in a special section (17 U.S.C. 303) and may remain protected until 2047. The Act became Public Law 105-298 on October 27, 1998.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono_Copyright_Term_Extension

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#1861342 - 12/23/07 05:27 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: Jazz+]
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If I remember right the UK is sticking with 50 years for UK copyrighted works which means any Jazz comps and Rock and Roll music from the 60s becomes Public Domain starting in 2012. "Please Please Me" is the test case I guess. If the Beatles go Public Domain then it all goes. That's for recordings anyway and likely to change due to mounting pressure of some well known millionaires.


Edited by richwhite9 (12/23/07 05:35 PM)

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#1861659 - 12/24/07 02:44 PM Re: Jazz standards in the public domain? [Re: richwhite9]
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 Originally Posted By: richwhite9
If I remember right the UK is sticking with 50 years for UK copyrighted works which means any Jazz comps and Rock and Roll music from the 60s becomes Public Domain starting in 2012. "Please Please Me" is the test case I guess. If the Beatles go Public Domain then it all goes. That's for recordings anyway and likely to change due to mounting pressure of some well known millionaires.


Yeah, Paul McCartney's among those fighting this.
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