May I be the first to offer a cozy home to private collections that are
refused on the basis of being a preservation burden?
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] A scenario for bequests
From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
In the mood of the scenario that I posted about earlier today (but which
not appeared as I write, because " ARSCLIST list is held") I am
Some private collections are donated to public collections, generating
deductions in the process. It also generates work for valuers to find
what these deductions might be. However, if receiving a collection puts
burden on the receiving agency to digitize and maintain the collection,
would expect that the deduction should properly be converted into a
supplementary tax burden on the donor. In other words, if the collection
not come with the money to preserve it, then it could potentially be
In a similar vein, the materials that could be privately inherited from
"modern" collector could potentially be a payment of, say, ten years of
professional maintenance of the backup of the sounds he has collected.
payments could also be put up for public auction (similar to works of
today). This message will self-destruct in 315,619,200 seconds.
sucks. Or it certainly will, at some point in our development.