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Is Deep River Blues protected by copyright or is it in

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Is Deep River Blues protected by copyright or is it in public domain? I want to make a recording of my original songs and add Deep River Blues as a traditional song.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Albert Marmero replied 6 months ago.

My research shows me that this song was published in 1964. In order to qualify as public domain, a song would need to be from 1922 or earlier. So this song WOULD NOT be classified as public domain.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Actually, Doc Watson recorded the song in 1964. It was also recorded in 1933 by the Delmore Brothers. I also found that Deep River Blues was written by Eddie Green and Lucile ***** *****dy in 1924. My question would be "did they copyright the song and who owns the copyright?"

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