[Videolib] COPYRIGHT, performing music

Chuck McCann (cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu)
Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:15:30 -0400

A student is creating a documentary of material that she wants to use commercially of which she has intellectual rights for -- all of the material is stuff that she video taped, etc...

QUESTION: She wants to video tape herself performing a song on her guitar, the song was written and produced by someone else. I'm pretty sure she has full rights for her rendition of the music and lyrics -- but can some on point me to the copyright statute that talks about this?

Thanks!!

Chuck McCann
Dept. Head, Digital Media Center
Florida State Libraries
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