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
I have no link to offer, but I read recently that there had been a
ruling in a lower court which formed the understanding I expressed.
Most issues of this sort are unclear and will assure attorneys of income
and courts of activity for some time. Does a new cadenza justify
copyright? A new set of ornaments? A new realization or orchestration?
On the question of reissues, is it enough to offer it in a new format?
How much processing (and how measured) restarts the clock?
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