Modifying the integrity of a music work (translation, modifications, etc.)
Type of use
What To Do
Clarifications and cautionary statement
Any modification to a music work that is not in the public domain must be approved.
All of its rights holders have to be contacted and give permission, even if only part (lyrics or music) of that work is modified. A music work is a whole that cannot be dissociated.
An exception in the Copyright Law makes it so that modifying a music work as a parody or satire does not constitute a copyright infringement. However, marketing that parody or satire must provide for the payment of royalties to the rights holders of the original music work.
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