Er- Officially, just about everything is under U.S. copyright untill 2065 or
Get to work with ARSC to get the law changed.
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From: "Anthony Baldwin" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:44 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Public Domain Recodings?
> In a closely related area, has anybody ever attempted to make a list of
> those post-1922 American compositions (as distinct from phonorecordings)
> whose copyright was never renewed after their initial 28-year protection
> Any list that I have ever seen confines itself to pre-1923 works, with
> ominous warnings about how later material requires the expertise of a
> copyright lawyer to determine its status. In practice, I would have
> thought that simple arithmetic would suffice, given that any post-1922
> work whose initial 28-year term ended before January 1st, 1978 without
> being renewed for a second period would have passed irrevocably into the
> Public Domain.
> I'm not aware of any systematic attempt to identify and catalog such
> works. Ideas, anyone?
> Anthony Baldwin
> On 17 Mar 2009, at 3:06, Randal Baier wrote:
>> Wow! If ARSC isn't arcane, then I don't know what qualifies -- and
>> that's precisely why I like being on this list!
>> A pomegranate tapenade in a world full of onion dip. Bring it on!
>> Randal Baier
>>> Dear ARSC folk-
>>> I am curious if anyone out there has compiled an exhaustive, semi-
>>> exhaustive (or just plain exhausting) list of PD recordings. As a Latin
>>> music collector I have found certain tracks that have popped up with
>>> differing names on "budget" labels like Varsity. I seem to recall a
>>> thread from sometime ago that dealt with this question but I do not
>>> remember anyone having a single database of all the music that fell
>>> into this category.
>>> Does such a thing exist or am I searching for Chimeras?
>>> Please ping me off list so as not to bother the mainstream with what I
>>> believe might be fairly described as arcana...