On the basis of the US pairs thread and the Davis//Marley/Brubaker issue regarding reuse of a program, I thought it would be interesting to discuss this. While there are no doubt different contracts regarding choreography--and in some cases (mostly lower levels) no contract save a verbal agreement--what *should* the rules be regarding choreography? Is it OK to reuse or reproduce a program, so long as you credit the choreographer (and maybe the original skater)? Is this type of acknowledgment unnecessary?
I'd be interested in those of you familiar with dance choreography and the understanding surrounding those. I know that for some choreographers reuse of a piece is highly restricted, but I'm not sure whether there's a general consensus in the dance world that should be adopted for skating.