On 6/1/2016 3:56 PM, Leggett, Stephen C wrote:
> CBS Beats Lawsuit Over Pre-1972 Songs With Bold Copyright Argument
> "A judge determines that remastered versions of old songs get copyright - and owners of the originals can't stop the public performance of them."
A look at the story suggests that this decision provides a permanent
employment opportunity for attorneys. And it looks like future
remastering engineers will be adding reverb and other effects to older
recordings as a matter of course, to make them copyrightable. Not,
perhaps the best news for those of us who prefer our reissues unmessed-with.
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