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Sep 18, 2020 - 1:18:06 PM
1304 posts since 7/26/2015

Does anybody know who currently owns the rights to the recordings of Edden Hammons?

Sep 18, 2020 - 5:33 PM

2072 posts since 10/22/2007

The Harry Fox agency or Library of Congress.

Edited by - farmerjones on 09/18/2020 17:38:59

Sep 18, 2020 - 5:38:12 PM

1304 posts since 7/26/2015

I'm talking about the original audio recordings, not derivative works.
quote:
Originally posted by farmerjones

The Harry Fox agency should tell you. Is he deceased? Has somebody else recorded/produced his works? Or is this referring to songbooks/notation?


Sep 18, 2020 - 5:39:49 PM

2072 posts since 10/22/2007

Whoops i was still thinking/posting.

Try Library of Congress

Edited by - farmerjones on 09/18/2020 17:40:26

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:18:36 PM

2643 posts since 9/13/2009

The Library of Congress is not necessarily the copyright holder. The copyright is the creator of the work.

More than likely the LOC recordings are in public domain. But you can go to their website for info https://www.loc.gov/legal/understanding-copyright/

edit: upon looking at my liner notes it was West Virginia University, not LOC. So WVU would be the ones to contact; but probably similar to LOC. Again, might be public domain.

Edited by - alaskafiddler on 09/18/2020 18:23:42

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:33:54 PM

2072 posts since 10/22/2007

I thought it would be obvious Library of Congress, would not be owner of the copyright.

Sep 19, 2020 - 5:08:30 AM

RobBob

USA

2702 posts since 6/26/2007

They are most likely public domain. Harry Fox is where you can check that out but you may find arrangements of his tunes there but the tunes themselves are most likely PD, unless they were copyrighted when released by a label like Rounder.

Sep 19, 2020 - 6:50:58 AM
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DougD

USA

9798 posts since 12/2/2007

Those recordings were made in 1947 by Louis Chappell, a professor at West Virginia University. His papers and recordings are now in the collection of the University: archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositor...urces/479 It says that permission to reproduce or publish the materials must be obtained from the copyright holder, but doesn't specify who that is. However, the contact information is on that page.

Sep 20, 2020 - 5:05:01 AM

Baileyb

USA

35 posts since 1/24/2019

Question? If the copyright is valid for 70 years after the author's death.

The author does not transfer the rights to another and has no heirs , who actually gets the rights?

Sep 20, 2020 - 7:01:27 AM

2643 posts since 9/13/2009

There are different copyrights, one is using the actual recording... which would be different than the ownership of authors, of the composition. Many of the compositions would likely be considered in Public Domain.

Sep 20, 2020 - 5:14:29 PM

Baileyb

USA

35 posts since 1/24/2019

Hammons died in 1955 so none of his works, that he is the original creator of, would be in the public domain until after 2025 unless he assigned them to some one else.

Sep 21, 2020 - 4:10:32 PM

Baileyb

USA

35 posts since 1/24/2019

quote:
Originally posted by soppinthegravy

Does anybody know who currently owns the rights to the recordings of Edden Hammons?


This link below should answer your ?.

https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=edden+hammons&Search_Code=TALL&PID=o4nLhizwp9j6J9s9gR0rhiSez_MVuHX&SEQ=20200921185952&CNT=25&HIST=1

This link will give you an idea on how long the copyright is valid for, scroll down to "Sound Recordings"

https://copyright.cornell.edu/publicdomain

Hope this helps.

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