"Prentice, Will" wrote:
> Mike Richter wrote:
> "in Europe if
> one takes a recording of a PD work from a recent LP or a current CD, it
> is still PD"
> Maybe 9 months ago or so I was told by someone who's job it is to know,
> that this was a widely acknowledged grey area in EU law. Up to that
> point at least, this assumption had never been tested in a court of law.
> Some assume such a recording is PD, others that it's copyright of the
Having heard my transfers turn up on issues from Britain, Germany and Israel (where they manufacture those Prism Leisure ripoffs), about all I can do is fuss and fume, since this obviously isn't worth anyone's time (including the companies for whom I did the original transfers). Reissue compilations barely pay their way
as it is. I can understand the original recording remaining PD, but not a new restoration.