On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Mike Richter wrote:
> Most issues of this sort are unclear and will assure attorneys of income
> and courts of activity for some time. Does a new cadenza justify
> copyright? A new set of ornaments? A new realization or orchestration?
> On the question of reissues, is it enough to offer it in a new format?
> How much processing (and how measured) restarts the clock?
And speaking of new formats...the law is so encumbered...in the old days,
the artist's contracts allowed companies to issue in the LP/cassette
formats. When the CD came along, many companies had to renegotiate
contracts to cover the new format...which is why the wording re:
formats has changed in most contracts.