Is Farewell to Nigg copyrighted?
Recently I made a video of myself playing a Scottish retreat march, Farewell to Nigg. Posted it on Youtube and automatically got a copyright claim, apparently, it’s a "composition claim".
It’s not causing me any problems apart from not being able to monetize the video, and monetizing my videos is not something I need to worry about 🙂 I just post them for the sake of it and to share them with friends and family (if someone else watches them, happy days).
Even though this claim is not really affecting me in any way it really annoys me to see that "Copyright claim" whenever I go into my channel so I’m thinking I might dispute it. However, I’m not sure if the tune is in the public domain or still copyrighted. Also, I based my version on Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas’ recording. I haven’t nicked it completely but used some of their harmonies in parts of the tune (one particular part, really). Maybe that’s what’s copyrighted?