Charlier 36 etudes copyright

Discussion in 'Orchestra / Solo / Chamber Music' started by haveatake, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. haveatake

    haveatake New Friend

    Nov 13, 2003
    Las Vegas NV
    Does anyone know what year the first edition of Theo Charlier 36 Etudes for trumpet was published? Also, does anyone know how long a copyright is good for?
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

    Jun 15, 2005
    Flagstaff, AZ
    I think it was published in 1964, but I'm not positve. And I'm pretty sure copyrights are good as long as it is still in someones name. For example, Star Wars is copyrighted under John Williams name, but when he dies he may pass it down to his nephew or something so it would be copyrighted under, Jimmy Williams name or something. I'm not exactly sure how it all works, but I know its very complicated...
  3. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

    Jan 12, 2005
    Northern New York
    Mine says 1946. If you check (Music Publisher's Association of the United States website) they have some relevant info on copyright law. Scroll down to about the middle of the page and you'll find it. Hope it helps!
  4. haveatake

    haveatake New Friend

    Nov 13, 2003
    Las Vegas NV
    Thanks for the info. I did a little research, and I found that the first publication was in 1926 and the second in 1946, according to TPI.
  5. DLoeffler

    DLoeffler Pianissimo User

    Jul 16, 2005
    Columbia, South Carolina
    I think that I read on the Library of Congress web site that copyright law just changed 3 or 4 years ago. Copyright now lasts for life of the author/composer plus 75 years.
  6. WildTrumpet

    WildTrumpet New Friend

    May 5, 2005
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Drew is correct.
  7. haveatake

    haveatake New Friend

    Nov 13, 2003
    Las Vegas NV
    here is the info from the US copyright website:

    How long does a copyright last?
    The term of copyright for a particular work depends on several factors, including whether it has been published, and, if so, the date of first publication. As a general rule, for works created after Jan. 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. For an anonymous work, a pseudonymous work, or a work made for hire, the copyright endures for a term of 95 years from the year of its first publication or a term of 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first. For works first published prior to 1978, the term will vary depending on several factors. To determine the length of copyright protection for a particular work, consult chapter 3 of the Copyright Act (title 17 of the United States Code). More information on the term of copyright can be found in Circular 15a, Duration of Copyright, and Circular 1, Copyright Basics.

    Do I have to renew my copyright?
    No. Works created on or after Jan. 1, 1978, are not subject to renewal registration. As to works published or registered prior to Jan. 1, 1978, renewal registration is optional after 28 years but does provide certain legal advantages. For information on how to file a renewal application as well as the legal benefit for doing so, see Circular 15, Renewal of Copyright, and Circular 15a, Duration of Copyright.

    I haven't researched chapter 3, but I don't belive that the 70 years after death rule applies, since it was published before 1978.
    Anybody know for sure?

    Thanks for the input

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