Music: Strauss Freed

While Congress was having its holiday rest last week. Parliament in musical Austria busied itself with musical copyrights, particularly as they affected the waltzes of the late Johann Strauss. Two years ago the copyright protecting Strauss's music was extended because his widow depended on the royalties. Widow Strauss has since died and Parliament saw no reason for a bill to extend the copyright period. On Jan. 1 the "Blue Danube" and many an-other lilting waltz became common property.


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