There are some missing facts here as to who owns what. In the first
instance the artist owns every recording and a record company or
broadcaster only acquires rights in it pursuant to a contract with the
artist that grants those rights. What exists in this case is unknown and
perhaps unknowable, but public domain clears up all the doubt, once you get
there. In the US we will all be dead but in Canada the recording may
already be there and thus valuable to somebody. Of course it can be sold
to whoever wants to buy it to enjoy it (a collector) and there are probably
no copyright issues there at all. The tape is not contraband.
On Feb 10, 2014 1:58 PM, "Dave Burnham" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I don't think they were ever established as CBC recordings. The only
> connection is that Larry Lake was a long time CBC producer and I mentioned
> that I have many recordings that are in the same category from CBC, (I
> didn't steal them).
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Feb 10, 2014, at 12:56 PM, Russell Miller <[log in to unmask]>
> > I don't see where, in this discussion, it's been established that these
> > were CBC recordings. Yes, there are items that walk out of institutions
> > ought to be given back, but these could be private tapes that have
> > to do with CBC, or if they were done by CBC these could be copies that
> > made for, and given to, Gould.
> > The question of the tapes' market value is one thing. Whether the musical
> > and sonic values add up to something that could or should be released to
> > the public, that's a different question.
> > Best,
> > Russell