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What are the effects of copyright costs on season programming?

This question was sparked by research currently being conducted by Alexander Cuntz at WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, on the effects of copyright on operatic repertoire choice.

He highlighted the possibility of examining performance counts of works coming *out* of copyright ...

(The Oberto conference occurred the day after the 70th anniversary of the death of Richard Strauss.  His works will therefore come out of copyright on 1 January 2020)