So if I go down to my local radio station - and Maui does have a
non-profit, low power (50 watts), simultaneous webcasting station that
all the jocks program their own music on - and play my pre-1972 78s, 45s
& LP's on a turntable, the station is not liable to pay any webcasting fees?
But if I transfer the originals to a personal CD the station will have
to pay a fee if I play it?
Just making sure what's what here.
Sam Brylawski wrote:
> Internet radio may be crucial to promotion of historical recordings,
> but if
> an internet radio station plays only 78s and early LPs in their original
> form, i.e. not from CDs, the recent webcasting fees do not apply.
> sound recordings have no federal copyright protection and digital
> dissemination fees cannot be collected for streaming them.
> That said, SoundExchange could always try to go after internet
> streaming of
> pre-1972 recordings through state courts, and music copyright fees
> apply to
> all recordings of post-1922 music. But again, this controversy does not
> apply to any recording pressed before February 15, 1972.