Also, the proposal was not retrospective.
From: "Ted Kendall" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 8:03 AM
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Query regarding ownership of 78s
> 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 by
>>> 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