Viewpoint: What's wrong with adaptations of French songs and their ensuing rights?

The following is a submitted piece by Annabelle Gauberti, founding partner of London music law firm Crefovi.

As a talented songwriter, have you ever been tempted to adapt and arrange that gracious French song, currently playing on a local radio in an exotic place?

Well, if you have ever contemplated that option, I suggest that you think about it twice and be prepared to jump through hoops to make this adaptation and arrangement of a French song a financially rewarding, ...

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