Okay, I'm assuming nothing, my video has extra protection and I've emailed valentine. If they look at it on my facebook, they'll run the risk of pedofilia.. or something lol
But no-one in his right mind would make an exception of a piece which will probably pay his pension.
Don't believe people just because they give you the answer you want.
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Sorry Tom, but I've got to say this.
You have had many pieces of top advice from people who actually know, and still, it seems that you want to go against their advice.
Well, if you do continue against their advice, then you deserve everything that comes your way if someone shops you.
It will be your own fault.
When people as well respected as those that have tried to advise you (free advice as well) - Andi, Philip, Andrew, Moomin etc - and you ignore that advoce, then I'm sorry, that just smacks of arrogance and you could be heading for a very nasty experience.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.- Victor Hugo.
This particular thread now reports in excess of 1100 views, and that, to me, increases the risk to the op. Had he not announced his intentions on tMP, perhaps none of the audiences listening to his work would have given a second thought to the copyright implications.
I sincerely hope there are no vindictive members on this forum, but for complete peace of mind, I strongly recommend that TrumpetTom abandons the exercise.
And, before anyone should ask, I would never report anyone for copyright infringement, unless of course it involved one of my own original compositions.
I think Liza Minelli must read tMP- even she (on the Graham Norton Show tonight) was on about making sure that songs she covers are in the public domain !!
Yes I am not ignoring the advice and I am seeking extra info to what I have already got as suggested where suggested. If I was that solid on not taking it would I really be writing on here? Seriously? No, becuase as I say when loads of very respectful people say very different things you cant believe anything - for a start you don't know what to believe! But yeah I'll be cautious and take some of barry's advice.
Particularly this section:
I was told recently by a chap who's effectively a professional musician that he could quite legally arrange anything by anyone as long as it was only used for performance in a church at which no-one would was charged an entrance fee. (I must confess this was a new one on me, since our local church even got into trouble for photocopying the words from hymn books and putting them up on overhead projectors for the congregation to sing!) I've been checking the UK copyright service website on and off since, and have so far found no justification in law for this assertion. Anyone else know if this one holds any water?