Talk:The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses/The Cremation of Sam McGee
Since RS died in 1958, isn't his stuff still under copyright? I posted the same question in the Scriptorium. [[PaulinSaudi 21:26, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)]]
- His works published before 1922 (which includes this poem) are in the public domain in the U.S. See robertwservice.com for more information. Biggins 04:23, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I adapted this poem for performance in the spring of 1966 while teaching music at St. David's School in New York City (a private school for Catholic Boys). The work was composed for narrator, children's chorus (mostly unison) and children's orchestra. An enormous number of boys from the fifth grade through the eighth grade participated in two performances. Both performances were a huge success. The boys in particular loved it. They performed it with gusto, knowing thoughout the ostensibly gruesome narration, that there was a wonderfully humorous punch-line at the end. I am currently in process of preparing this work, which I have copyrighted, for publication. Robert G. Meyers, composer, March 2, 2007.
From Robert Service's website:
Who owns the copyright to Service's poems and novels?
Copyright: We have had several people contact us on this subject. Service's work, in the United States, is in the public domain for that work published prior to 1922. In Canada, the copyright is still in effect and will be until 70 years after Service's death, or until 2028.
Mr. Wm. Krasilovsky, is attorney, agent for Robert's Estate. His email address is: [send email to email@example.com via gmail] firstname.lastname@example.org and his fax number is 212-983-3228