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From: "D P Ingram" <[log in to unmask]>
> On 3 maj 2007, at 08.10, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> > to 95 years...which was rejected...! I would suppose that facts about
> > copyright terms could be found on the Internet (although quite
> > possibly
> > in the native tongue of the country...?)...
> The problem is that there is a lot of material, of which a lot
> contradicts each other or is perhaps "barrack room lawyer" speak. So
> it is reasonable to expect those who claim to protect interests
> through licensing should actually get off their pampered rumps and
> answer :)
> > Somehow, I can't see major sales via such facilities for a CD like
> > "The
> > Greatest Hits Of the Peerless Quartette -- Vol. 1 (The Early Years)"
> Maybe, maybe not... If it is extra cream for not a lot more work it
> could be :)
In my case, I already own the records, and will shortly have a way not
only to play them but to feed the result into my computer's sound card,
where they can be turned into digital sound files. From that point
onward, the question becomes how much should I "improve" them digitally?
Once I have established that, I can turn out all sorts of "reissue
discs" quite legally...
In fact, I hope, in the not-too-distant future, to acquire a newer
computer, and possibly an extra hard drive (250-300GB?) or two (or
more). That would allow me to digitize, (in theory) improve, and save
much of my half-vast shellac archive. As I recall, 78 (3-minute) .wav
files run about 10MB each, which would allow me to save 1024/10 files
per GB of storage. This figures out to be 102.4 * 350, or 35, 840
78 sides, per 350GB drive (so I would need about three such drives,
or four 250GB drives...).
Now, whether I LIVE long enough (I'm already 64.5!) to play and digitize
300,000 minutes (give or take), aka 5,000 hours, of music remains to be
seen...that's 125 40-hour weeks, or 2.403 years...
Steven C. Barr