Your check could have been returned because the statutory rate is 9.1 cents per song, not 8 cents. Call them up and see if they can give you a reason why your request was rejected, but that might have something to do with it.
> Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:58:23 -0700
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] (copyright vs public domain
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> Ive read with interest the various positions fellow members have posted and i am convinced that Copy Right holders have an obligation to make their material available, at reasonable cost, for the duration of the Copy Right.
> Should they elect to withdraw the material from the market (that includes 3rd party releasing) for lets say 5/10 years then the material reverts to Public Domain status, for lack of use of said Copy Right.
> I do transfers for a small dance record company who has 50 yo masters and releases to reissue them. We have sent Harry Fox org. payment for mechanical releases on covered songs. 100 records of a song @ .08¢ per song and have the uncanceled check returned... no explanation... it cost more than the paper work involved...... a good reason RCA, Universal, et al wont talk to any one about vaulted material.
> I have absolutely no remorse for jillion $$ music holders of 20's 30's material when some one asks if will rip a cd for the likes of "Hit of The Week".
> Ok feds make me a bed for pirating CR music..... at 80yo they can pay my board and room and medical......