No, we didn't- at least not yet.
The Gowers Review (UK government) came down in favour of the staus quo. Thus
thwarted in the UK, the record companies took the matter to Europe, where a
motion was cobbled together to allow an extension to 70 years. There was a
Euro election shortly afterwards and the egregious commissioner who had
piloted this thing through left office, and, so far, the Presidency has been
in the hands of states opposed to the change. Unless it gets through the
Council of Ministers, where there is a majority against change, diddly-squat
is going to happen, and, given the other things the Eurocrats have to occupy
their minds (like Greece), we may hope it slowly sinks in the West...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 3:30 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Query regarding ownership of 78s
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Ramm" <[log in to unmask]>
>> In a message dated 3/2/2010 6:43:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>> [log in to unmask] writes:
>> One solution is to produce reissues for release in Canada or overseas,
>> where ownership claims expire after fifty yers.
>> JSP Records just released a wonderful set called Cantors, Klezmorim and
>> Crooners 1905-1953 which was produced by a US collector with great notes
>> Hank Sapoznik and even a mention of ARSC's copyright reform efforts. Of
>> course, it's a UK production so that may be the way to go.
>> LOTS of Victor and Columbia stuff on it. (BTW, the 60 page liner note
>> booklet is beautiful and a first for JSP.
> Except...IIRC...the UK recently extended their copyright term for sound
> from its previous 50-years to 90 (?!) years...!
> Steven C. Barr