I just stumbled upon an intresting article here
(I advice you to read this) which reminded me of the fact that alot classical music falls under the CC licensing. This meaning we can use them in their current form or adapted as background music for all sorts of maps.
I don't know if we do this already, but I sure think it's worth a try....
Classical music doesn't fall under CC by SA when the Author died long ago, it belongs to public domain and should be marked:
. However It can be arranged, and when the arrangement differs significantly from the original published work (such as the Maurice Ravel's orchestra arrangement of Moussorgski's "The Bogatyr Gates (in the Capital in Kiev)"
), then it can be the object of a different copyright/copyleft; This is the way editors protect their printed works: So you have also tro take care about cadenzas or similar stuff. However, noticeable amount of PD classical works are available on the net, that could be the topic of a specific thread if you want (printed and executable forms).
Reid wrote:We just need to keep in mind that we need to wait 75 years after the death of the author/holder of the license before to use the art. (At least, it works like this in france/europe)
Really? I thought it was only 70 years ._.
Artistic work, whether it is music or any other kind of art, is ruled under an international convention: the Berne convention.
The duration of the copyright, and its unprescriptible part, may differ depending on the countries where the copyright is applied
, the nature of art... The minimum duration is usually 50 years post mortem auctoris (Art.7). Since 1993, this duration is 70 years
post mortem auctoris in European Union.
Note: The art. 6bis of the convention is concerned with the moral rights of the Author, that cannot be abandoned
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations
(French wikipedia article is much more complete than english one, some concepts , though mentioned, may differ from english derived laws).
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