<snip...> “deposit copy,” as it’s called, is a spare document handwritten by a record company scribe who listened to the record and then distilled it into only 124 notes of piano music. The reverse engineering was required to comply with U.S. law, which before 1978 allowed songs to be registered only via sheet music “deposited” in Washington.
“You would agree that there’s no solo on the deposit copy … of Stairway to Heaven, which was deposited with the office?”“Yeah, we—I agree with that. It’s not in there, no,” Page said.Malofiy then pointed to the first measure. On the record, Stairway begins with a finger-picked introduction—one of the most recognizable musical passages of the past half-century, mimicked by millions of aspiring guitarists. That iconic intro, Malofiy said, “That’s not represented in the deposit copy?”“No,” Page said. “You’re correct.”
Interesting but it seems that there should be a simple legal way to amend this. IE resubmit the copyrights in their entirety, and the actual holder/creator gets first rights to copyright them within a certain time frame.-nickodemos (June 24, 2019, 10:45 AM)
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