Is John Ashcroft's singing of this song copyrighted?
November 11, 2004 1:18 PM Subscribe
Is John Ashcroft's singing of "Let the Eagle Soar
" a copyrighted recording, or does him (formerly) being a gov't official doing it at some strange gov't event in public make it public domain?
posted by mathowie to law & government (12 answers total)
The most info I could find about it was this:
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft ended a speech at a Charlotte, North Carolina seminary with a rousing rendition of a song he wrote called 'Let The Eagles Soar'
I know he wrote it and owns the (c) on the lyrics, but I'm wondering if samples from a public conference, in the public domain, could be used as a sample in a commercial song.