From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
Joe Salerno asked Mike Biel:
> What arrangements are you making for all this invaluable history to be
> available on-line someday?
----- sadly I expect he is trying to negotiate the hurdle that hits all
modern attempts at documenting history and making the result available to the
general public: obtaining rights permissions from the parties involved. Those
who were recorded by Mike consented and he has always respected a "no" to
recording. For instance, I gave a workshop-type presentation at the IASA
Conference in Canberra/Sydney in 1992 on some manipulation techniques
regarding coarse-groove records under the microscope, and I did not want my
precious manipulative skills to become public knowledge. So, they are
effectively undocumented and will die with me. Now, today, 18 years after the
event I would probably have given my permission. But there may be next-of-kin
to some of the consenting ARSC or IASA presenters whose lawyers will not
budge when there is no certifiable signature on a release form.
----- what I would really like is a subversive distribution that goes below
the radar of those who think that against heavy payment they may wring the
last drop of genuinenness out of anything.
> On 12/20/2010 12:48 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> > I've been videotaping the ARSC, IASA, and some OTR conferences since
> > 1985,