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Copyright law and dulcimer music

Hey all this has been something I've been struggling to understand and I'd love some resources that could help me.Can an arrangement to a public...
@NateBuildsToys started last year - replies: 33
Dusty Turtle

material to enter public domain this New Year!

On New Year's Day 2019, anything published in 1923 will enter the public domain.  That includes a novel by Edith Wharton, poems by Robert Frost,...
@Dusty Turtle started 3 years ago - replies: 6

Common Christmas carols- are they copyrighted or public Domain?

Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia started 8 years ago - replies: 6
Cindy Stammich

You are My Sunshine

Hi everyone, I can’t figure out if “You are My Sunshine” is public domain.  My mom and I had a very dear friend that would have turned 92 this...
@Cindy Stammich started 2 years ago - replies: 3
Richard Streib

A general copyright question

Is there a reliable way to learn if the printed version of the song I am looking at on the web is copyrighted. What prompts this is that I see...
@Richard Streib started 2 years ago - replies: 4

Psalm 31 - copyrighted / any information welcome

Hello @all, anybody out there who can tell me anything about the tune "Psalm 31" which I found on YouTube here It is a great tutorial, I love...
@dora71 started 3 years ago - replies: 3
Richard Streib

Use of Copyright material

If I purchase sheet music, write out the dulcimer tab and play it publicly at church with no receipt of money in any way, is that legal?
@Richard Streib started 4 years ago - replies: 2

Blue Ridge Mountain Blues Copyrighted?

Is this song copyrighted?  Here is some copyright information I found but its clear as mud to me!...
@lal started 4 years ago - replies: 0
Gail Webber

Clinch Mountain Backstep - Copyrighted?

Is this a copyrighted tune?  I've seen it was written by Ralph Stanley, so I suspect it is.  I wanted to play it at a fiddlers' convention but they...
@Gail Webber started 4 years ago - replies: 10
Sheryl St. Clare

Mes Parens (My Parents) Cajun tune Copyrighted?

Got this tab from a local dulci group, and I can't figure out if it's a copyrighted piece. I have done all the research I know how to do. Can...
@Sheryl St. Clare started 6 years ago - replies: 1
Sheryl St. Clare

Free Dulcimer Tabs Public Domain?

Is it safe to assume a tune is public domain if the tab is available on one of the free tab websites?
@Sheryl St. Clare started 6 years ago - replies: 4
William Mann

Wild Mountain Thyme / Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go

This is about the most confusing song I've had to deal with. It is clearly copyrighted by Francis McPeake (in the 1950s) through an English folk...
@William Mann started 6 years ago - replies: 7
Robin Clark

Mairi's Wedding

Can someone double check for me that Mairi's Wedding is now in Public Domain. It was written by John Roderick Bannerman (18651938) so, from my...
@Robin Clark started 6 years ago - replies: 2
Cindy Stammich

Bless this House

I love the song "Bless This House". It is so perfect for the dulcimer! Per Wikipedia, it was first published in 1927. Where can I find if it is...
@Cindy Stammich started 8 years ago - replies: 9
Joseph Buchanan

Copywright Question

I am writing My first tab book and I didn't know if I needed to worrie about copyright or not. so I thought I would reach out to myFOMD friends for...
@Joseph Buchanan started 8 years ago - replies: 3

Christmas carols....

Not sure about the copyright status of your favorite carols? Maybe you will find it in this list:...
@Strumelia started 9 years ago - replies: 2
Kimberly C.

Copyrighted Arrangements

I have a question about posting a video of me playing someone else's arrangement. If the song itself is in the public domain, but I'm playing an...
@Kimberly C. started 9 years ago - replies: 39

I'll Fly Away and other copyrighted hymns....

We can discuss particulars about copyrighted hymns and church songs here.
@Strumelia started 9 years ago - replies: 2
Dusty Turtle

Give Me the Roses While I Live

OK, I just learned a song from Stephen Seifert at the Dulcimer School entitled "Give Me the Roses While I Live"although Stephen calls it "GiveMe...
@Dusty Turtle started 10 years ago - replies: 5