In the US, no. All sound recordings before February 15 (?), 1972 are covered by state anti-piracy laws which remain in effect until 2067. New York's is one of the most strict, and covers essentially all recordings, and de facto defines the coverage for the country.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Gillman
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 1:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Paramount Box Set - where the artwork was sourced from
Aren't these all out of copywrite? They were recorded in the 20's which is
80 to 90 years ago.
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Hi James:
> That was my point in nailing Steve down on what exactly Tefteller
> said. I suspect there's no "bootlegging" going on at all, but perhaps
> some sour grapes over not renting original source material from one person or another.
> -- Tom Fine