Can you say what's on the tapes? Just curious ...
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Looking for some advice on how to sell some rare tapes
> Hi, David,
> I have been helping two former CBC producers go through a bunch of tapes
> from their collections. One of the producers has been in touch with the
> CBC archivists and it seems that there were only two tapes that were in
> what I ended up with which the CBC did not have and a few others of
> interest, so we're giving the CBC those tapes and I digitized a couple
> of them for the producers to have.
> I have an email from the CBC that I may dispose of the tapes in any way
> I wish as long as I'm respectful of CBC's underlying copyright in them.
> They are about 35-40 years old.
> So, in theory, I could hold onto them for another 10-15 years until they
> are in PD, though didn't the latest revision to the Copyright Act
> establish a longer PD period in Canada as well to be more in line with
> the Europeans? That's not going to happen. The producers don't want them
> any more. I'm keeping the reels and boxes, which I can use from time to
> The reason I ended up with them is they migrated to the Calgary area
> with one of the former producers and on a personal trip I was driving
> through Calgary on my way home from Alaska in 2007. We were able to
> jettison some extra spare tires at that point and make enough room for
> the tapes--barely. So they've been in my house for 6.5 years! It's
> amazing how one collects things in this business!
> In 2007, the producers thought that none of these were in the CBC
> archives, so we all thought it made sense for me to bring them back to
> Toronto, but it was later established that almost all were in the archives.
> In actuality, we doubt any of these were the masters because, as I
> understand it, different airings of the same show all had separate
> copies made and these appear to be the copies that were aired. The
> labels say route to the producer after air.
> On 2014-02-10 1:57 PM, Dave Burnham 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).
> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
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