Educational CyberPlayGround ®





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Here's what to do:

1. Print out this page now, so you can follow the steps below.


A new email message addressed to NCFR should pop up on your screen.

If an email message DID NOT pop up, then open your email program and start a new message.

Type the email address into the empty space where it says "TO"

3. In the empty space next to the word "subject," type in the NAME OF YOUR SONG


1. Click on the button that says "attach" or "attachments" on your email program.

  • It might be on the left side of your email.
  • There may be a little picture of a paper clip on this button (don't worry if there is not).
  • A window should appear. If you can't find the attachment button, or you don't see a window, ask someone to help you.

2. FIND THE SONG FILE that you want to attach.

  • If you wrote down the SONG'S NAME name and the folder you saved it in on a piece of paper, go get that paper.

3. Look for the name of the SONG FILE YOU SAVED

4. Double-click on it. If the window is still there, click "OK" or "Open."

5. Double check your email message.

  • Make sure you can see the name of the SONG FILE that you attached.
    If you can't, ask someone for help.

6. Click on "Send."


2015 #MUSICIANS Learn what % of fractional shares to each copyrighted musical composition is 'controlled by ASCAP.'


You are not violating copyright law by singing or chanting a folksong or playground chat or song and hearing on your computer, mp3 player, or or phone. You do not need a license to sing a song or hear it "publicly performed" in public. It is legal to submit your song or chant to NCFR online repository And Hear It Played.
ASCAP is not owed any royalty for the "public performances" of your song if played on a ringtone in a restaurant. The Copyright Act has a specific exception, 17 U.S.C. 110(4), that covers performances made "without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage."
Congress has decided that many activities should be beyond the reach of copyright law, including not only the performances covered by Section 110(4), but also fair use and first sale, among other things. It's thanks to these exceptions and limitations that libraries can lend books, you can use a TiVo, and Apple can sell iPods to help you get the most from your CD collection.
The Supreme Court held that because it's a fair use for you to time-shift TV, it's also perfectly legal for Sony to sell you a VCR to do it. Sony did not have to run a second fair use gauntlet for its commercial VCR-selling business. There's no infringement liability for the customer, there can be no secondary liability for the company that sells the technology to hear the music, just like setting up a "remote DVR" service doesn't make you a direct infringer when customers use it. If it's noninfringing for you, it's also noninfringing for a technology company to provide you with the means to do it.
By submitting your contribution The Educational CyberPlayGround Inc. your Voice, Speech, Chant, or Song will be made available on the Educational CyberPlayground, Inc. database. All data collected in this study will be confidential; all personal - identifiable data will be coded so that you cannot be identified.
Your participation is voluntary. The personal benefits for participating include knowing that your sample may help linguistic and ethnomusicology researchers in their investigations of children's music, song, speech, accent, and may provide some accent exposure to language teachers, music teachers, students, actors, and engineers who work with language and speech.
There is no payment for your participation. Our purpose is to give everyone including students the opportunity of integrating literacy, music, and technology into your life and into the K12 classroom while offering students an online project where they can have fun and learn more by using music and computers while they build the nations' archive. This study is being conducted to research CHILDREN'S INDIGENOUS PLAYGROUND POETRY. Please use the Song Catching Worksheet.

When you contribute your submission to the Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc.® you are giving permission to the Educational CyberPlayGround to reproduce without payment or other compensation the VOICE, SPEECH, CHANT, OR SONG submitted or collected by any participant for any projects which may be published by Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc. and/or its licensees in the U.S. and worldwide. All underage participants we know you can not grant permission cause you are underage. No third party has or will have any claim to or interest in your submission as author or otherwise. No transfer of ownership in the submission is effected by non copyrightable public domain submissions.

  1. Legal Analysis by Fred von Lohmann
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Bawdy Song Policy
You have to make connections between "disciplines."
Teach your songs in Context.

The Foggy, Foggy Dew" was regarded as only semi-printable until the 1950s. Burl Ives was jailed in Utah for singing it in public around 1940.

One person's bawdry is another person's innocence. A clear definition of what constitutes Bawdry: Is a song that exists to talk about sex, as opposed to a song that exists to talk about something else. An example is a song about attempted rape -- but it's not a bawdy song, because the point is how the women saves herself, not a catalog of what the rapist attempted to do.

Wash out your mouth with soap

Wash your mouth out with soap.

Bawdy Song Census

Explicit Lyrics Policy: Freedom of expression is to be encouraged and protected. Sexually explicit and Bawdy songs lyrics have always been an integral part of children's rhymes and folk music. We do collect submissions with dirty words. and you'll find dirty ditties if you do a keyword search of our database for bawdy. If you're going to post something spicy and think you should label it, that's fine - but there is no requirement for labeling here and visitors are advised that they read at their own risk.If we can help people learn to explore life on their own and to think for themselves, we've taught them a valuable lesson. Material intended for a mature audience, may irritate parents of children under the age of sixteen. Keep this in mind, if they don't understand it, it's not really much of a problem, and if they do understand it, they didn't learn it from the NCFR project.