Re: Help with copyrights

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Posted by earlthepearl on September 23, 2002 at 12:36:55:

In Reply to: Help with copyrights posted by Peder Pedersen on September 06, 2002 at 03:14:07:

Dear Peder,
I spent years negotiating copywrite deals. Although I am not a lawyer I do know a great deal about it. That being said,
Yes, if you make an effort then you are protected. The worse that could happen is for the copywrite holder to contact you and
demand payment of standard rate royalties. You then would pay. If you really want to go crazy on the protection front you can
open an escrow account and set aside standard Mechanical royalties for the writers.
PS this is not the correct forum for this discussion.


: Hi

: I´m playing harmonica and I´m going to publish an cd. I have downloaded different midifiles wich I have used as backing tracks. I have found a couple of sequensers but I can´t find their e-mail adress or anything else so I can contact them to get permission to use their track, I have also search in harry fox agency and
: US Copyright Office and I cant find either the song or songwriter. I have my files here and the tracks where I have found songname & sequenser I have written credits to them below the track (I can´t find their e-mails or other info).
: I have change name of a couple of tracks and now I can´t find the original name so it would be great if you could listen to these songs and see if you can recognize them so I can get in contact with songwriter/sequenser and ask for permission to use their track. I don´t think that any of the tracks below has copyrights but I feel that I must at least give songwriter/sequenser credit for their artwork, so please contact me if you can recognize any of the tracks.
: Custom Built Blues Remix
: Jazz remixed
: Midnight Blues remix
: Swing remix
: Diatonic remix
: Fast solution remix
: Deep Down in the blues remix
: A touch of harp remix
: Metallic Blues remix.
: I have worked hard to find songwriter/sequenser but it is almost impossible to find them so I have been thinking of "best effort" clause in the copyright statute which
: states that I have made a serious effort to locate a copyright holder,
: and have been unable to do so, and proceed without a license.

: All the best

: Peder Pedersen
: Älvans väg 96
: 907 50 Umeå
: Sweden
: Phone nr : 0730412958
: Welcome to my homepage
: Harmonica-Blues&Soundpage
: Peder´s HarmonicaBluesBand
: Harmonica&Blues-Directory

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