Does the law specifically state that "78s" are protected or that "masters" are protected?
As for the Milton Brown theft by "ImProper," Mike Kieffer, who was the restoration engineer on OJL's Brown box, can provide proof that ImProper not only stole his restoration (through telltale flaws and other digital fingerprints that were left in the tracks), but tried to disguise the theft by overprocessing their version. If you A-B the ImProper and the OJL versions, you will notice either a degradation or re-equalization in the sound. I only heard the ImProper set once, but it is far muddier than ours. The photos that they lifted are dithered, especially a rare portrait of Brown of which there is only one copy, proving that it was just a bad scanning job of the image in my biography of Brown.
> Further, the new "record" is ALREADY illegal in the US, since their
> current law states the original 78's are "protected" until 2067;
> however, they are "protected" under various state laws that forbid
> "piracy" of sound recordings!
> Steven C. Barr
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