Early Music

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Early Music is a term used to describe pre-Classical Western music. This means that Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music fall into this category. Because Early Music is so old, virtually all of it (except that protected by a statutory perpetual copyright in one or more Berne Convention signatories) has fallen into the public domain.

A good introduction to early music may be found at:

http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/misc/whatis.htm


Article says:

(except that protected by a statutory perpetual copyright in one or more Berne Convention signatories

I've never ever heard of such a thing as a 'statutory perpetual copyright'... -- SJK