Breaking: US reinforces copyright in Prokofiev and Shostakovich

A landmark Supreme Court ruling has opened the way to reintroducing (c) protection for works which had, for one reason or other, lapsed into public domain. These include major works by ex-Soviet composers, such as Peter and the Wolf and Shostakovich’s jazz music. Some Stravinsky scores are also affected. First report here. More detail here.

 

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