An article I wrote concerning Project Gramophone has just been
published to David Rothman's TeleRead blog:
(A simple, unstyled XHTML version of the article, not including
David's much appreciated commentary, can be found at:
Abstract to the article:
"Many of the early U.S. sound recordings -- those recorded from
the late 1800's up to World War II -- are essentially locked
from wide public availability. This article will explain why
is so, and why this should concern the world community. It will
also propose a solution, termed Project Gramophone, to "free"
these recordings by placing them online, where legal, for wide,
Feel free to forward this article where appropriate.
Of course, your feedback is welcome.