Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What Would Woody Say?

In a further ironic twist, a video clip of Pete Seeger singing This Land is Your Land is now back on YouTube, courtesy of a German news channel. Thanks, N24!

What Would Woody Say about this? Here's a copyright warning he included on his recordings in the early 40's.
This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.
(via John Hodgman)

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