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From: "D P Ingram" <[log in to unmask]>
> On 29 apr 2007, at 03.57, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> > Thus, here in Canada, I can reissue almost all of my 78's...but I have
> > to pay a flat fee to CMRRA which covers the first 50 or 100 (forget
> > the
> > number) copies of my reissue disc...
> I wonder how that works in Europe with their alleged one market. Both
> TEOSTO/GRAMEX in Finland and BPI/MCPS in UK have so far remained
> silent to my questioning. From your Canadian perspective, can you
> export the disks and sell them in the U.S. for example ?
First...most "common market" countries have standardized the copyright
term on sound recordings at 50 years (although I've never done a country-
by-country survey...). Needless to say, RIAA is NOT happy with this and
are doing everything they can to change it.
Second...technically, I'm not supposed to sell my reissue CD(-R)'s in
the US...although, as I understand it, it is the purchaser(s) who are
breaking a law in THEIR country by buying a sound recording which still
belongs to some US mega-corporation. As long as I'm dealing in tens or
dozens sold, I stay "under the radar" of RIAA; however, if I'm trying
to mass-produce them, they can/will take action. That is what got
Naxos into hot water! This would also be the case if I step too
heavily on their project...i.e. put out my own disc of "Elvis'
Steven C. Barr