Are National Anthems protected by copyright or could you use the original music in a composed piece for television music?

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The pieces of music themselves are not copyrighted, they are in the public domain.

However, a PERFORMANCE of the National Anthem may very well be copyrighted.

You could use the TUNE of a National Anthem in a newly composed piece, but you could not use someone's arrangement of the National Anthem without their express, written permission.
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