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From: "Thomas Stern" <[log in to unmask]>
> Anyone know what the (US) copyright is on printed material - it used to
> something like
> 28 years, renewable another 28 (=56 years), which would make anything up
> c.53 public domain.
> One would hope that ephemera such as flyers and catalogs are NOT
> copyright, the
> booklets probably are. It might be in the name of the authors (such as
> Lomax for booklets
> for the RCA and Decca 78s.) One would hope the Lomax archives would grant
> permission if needed,
> and others might follow that lead (again, if needed).
> IMAGES of these booklets might be exempt, or under fair use.
> Another reason that Loc, Smithsonian, or a University would be a
> repository since they
> would have the resources to explore these issues, AND they have special
> rights regarding copyright.
IIRC, Record catalogs (and, I presume, supplements) usually had copyright
notices in them...either second or last pages of them.
Steven C. Barr