License to Sing? Christmas Carols and the Public Domain

License to Sing? Christmas Carols and the Public Domain

Everyone knows that the fastest way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, right? Maybe not. Before you go blasting that Christmas music this season, take a minute to think about who owns the rights to the music and how you are performing. Unless the song is in the public domain, you may actually need a license in order to play or perform that song, so be careful!

Think you know the law surrounding your favorite holiday tunes? Read more about copyrights and Christmas carols

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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas.  He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time.  Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.

 

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