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No public domain for Edison cylinders until 2067

Discussion in 'Music' started by Ockeghem, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Ockeghem

    Ockeghem Ockeghem

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    As a musicologist and librarian, I believe this to be an absurd result.

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    A Library of Congress report indicates that the miscellany of state laws protecting pre-1972 sound recordings will extend copyright protection until 2067, creating a situation where some recordings dating to the 19th century are not available in public domain. The Council on Library and Information Resources report addresses the question of what libraries and archives are legally empowered to do to preserve and make accessible for research their pre-1972 sound recordings....

    Report Examines Digital Copyright of Unpublished Recordings - The Library Today (Library of Congress)
     
  2. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

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    As a human being with a functioning brain, I too believe this to be an absurd result. [​IMG]
     
  3. Rachael B

    Rachael B Well-Known Member

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    Absurd doesn't quite cover it. There should be a stronger word!
     
  4. MatthewA

    MatthewA Well-Known Member

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    There are stronger words, but none that I used in mixed company.
     
  5. Rachael B

    Rachael B Well-Known Member

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    Profainity is too easy. I was think ing along the lines of:

    SupercalifragilisticabsurdatociousGrande.
     

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