Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Internationale and Copyright

"Pierre De Geyter died in 1932. His music of the Internationale is copyrighted in France until October 2017. The duration of copyright in France is 70 years following the end of the year when the author died, plus (for musical works) 6 years and 152 days to compensate for World War I, and 8 years and 120 days to compensate for World War II respectively.[6] In 2005, Le Chant du Monde, the corporation administering the authors' rights, asked Pierre Merejkowsky, the film director and an actor of Insurrection / r├ęsurrection, to pay €1,000 for whistling the song for seven seconds."

Pay the living, not the dead.

in reference to: The Internationale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (view on Google Sidewiki)

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