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From: "Aaron Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
> 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?
Since others on the list might be interested...
The simple answer(s) as follows...
In the US Of A, no such thing exists...nor will it until 1/01/2067 (subject
Here in Canada, ANYTHING recorded prior to 1/01/1959...!
The latter date also applies to virtually all European recordings.
Note that the p.d. status of a sound recording does NOT imply that
the song thereon is ALSO p.d. since the publisher's copyright uses
a completely different system; since this uses a system of "compulsory
license," this latter copyright only means the user may have to pay a
royalty to use thesong...!
Steven C. Barr