Free Music License?

MJ Ray mjr at
Tue Aug 16 09:11:20 UTC 2005

Andrea Glorioso <andrea at> wrote:
> They are not "copyrights", they are "neighbouring rights" (they
> do not, per se, impact on the right to authorize or deny copying).

Now I'm really confused.
So need a music file's copyright licence cover those rights at all?

> The texts I referenced are in my opinion quite useful.  They are
> very short (you can read both treaties in two hours, I think). [...]

Maybe some time that I have two hours spare... :-/

> I don't know precisely what Free Culture and Remix are doing with
> regards to performances, any link or explanation would be good [...]

As I understand it, they are planning to record performances
of CC'd works and combine them in various ways. Do they need
to license the neighbouring rights and, if so, what licences
are suitably free?

MJ Ray (slef), K. Lynn, England, email see

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