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From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
> This just came in via the MLA list.
> What's the story here? Tim?
As usual, whomever created the article/essay which the above links to has
managed to completely
confuse the publishing copyright on a musical work (to which the deadlines
seem to refer) and the
copyright on the sound recording ITSELF!! The latter copyrights (they didn't
exist until 1972!) and
other non-copyright legal protection will continue until at least Ja. 1,
2067 (or later...subject to
future change!!)...when virtually all previously-extant sound recordings
will suddenly become
Public Domain simultaneously!
Up here in Canada, so far, anyway, sound recordings expire at the end of the
year fifty years
subsequent to their being fixed. As a result, I can (should I wish) reissue
almost all of my
many 78's up here...but I couldn't legally do the same back home in
Steven C. Barr