Hello, all! Educate me, please!
A web site that offers MP3s on CD media makes this claim:
> The pre-1972 selections on these MP3s are assumed to be in the PUBLIC
> DOMAIN. Further, they were digitized by the --company name-- team from
> analog sources in our archives. We spent hundreds of hours creating
> WAV files from our Records (78s, 45s and LPs) and Tapes (reel to reel
> and casette). The WAV files were later ripped to MP3s. If anyone has
> written proof that any selections are not PUBLIC DOMAIN, please notify
> this Web-Site. Those selections will no longer be offered for TRADE or
I say they are NOT PD.
1. They are advertised as from the 1920s-1030s.
2. They are not for "safe backup" by the owner of the original disks.
3. "Pre-1972" in the case of recordings from the 20s and 30s has no
bearing on the copyright limitation.
4. The media change (called "time-shifting," I believe) has no bearing
on the copyright issues.
I'll provide the URL for any requests OFF-LIST. I don't want to harm
the proprietors by publicly airing questionable linens.
Aside: The site is not <http://honkingduck.com/dp/>, but that site
allows web access to similar records. Apparently silenced in 2002
back now <http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=49203>, with no
Thanks in advance for any helpful info!
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