Now were getting to something very interesting>>>>>> If a minimum quantity of 100, 500, 1000 copies of a recording is needed for copyright payment, then it stands to reason that any thing less than this minimum has no commercial value......
So how is a 3rd party (individual or producer) taking money from the cr holder by making 1 or 99 individual copies to share with other collectors of the out of print material if small quantities have been swept under the rug as of no value ??
Just something to think about in a different direction ... 1929,1930, 1940 discs sitting buried in vaults or collectors shelves must not have any commercial value... if they did record companies would release them.
--- On Sat, 8/28/10, Matt Sohn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Matt Sohn <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] (copyright vs public domain
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010, 9:47 PM
> >> 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.
> > 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.
> I thought that the minimum was 500 units for mechanical
> licenses. Correct me if I'm wrong.
> -Matt Sohn