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A fair deal

For the last week librarians worldwide have been celebrating Fair Use, or, as we call it in the UK, Fair Dealing. So, what’s it all about? Fair Dealing is a term used to describe some limited activities that are allowed without infringing copyright. … Continue reading

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Happy birthday PRS

April 1st, 1914 was a momentous day. On that day the Performing Right Society was born. The PRS exists to collect money for the publication and recording of music in the UK, and to pay the composers and lyricists who … Continue reading

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Tempus fug(ue)it

You must excuse the terrible title pun. Blame it on my colleague Justin, who had both the bright idea to suggest this post, and is also responsible for the Staff Quiz team name, Piotr Zak (more on that elsewhere on MusiCB3). One … Continue reading

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A slightly different procedure to last year

Last December I wrote “The same procedure as every year…”; this is not its follow-up – rather it’s a slightly different angle. Whereas last year I was looking ahead at which composer’s music would be out of copyright from 1st … Continue reading

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The same procedure as every year…

This is the last post on MusiCB3 – for this year. And every time before the end of the year I have the same procedure: I check which composers died 70 years ago (as any music written by a composer … Continue reading

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A case of piracy?

The Music Department recently acquired a set of harpsichord sonatas by Giuseppe Sarti , printed in London by the Sami-born printer, Henric Fougt (or Fought). Lacking title and final pages, and with an unusual typeface, this slightly scruffy item conceals … Continue reading

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