The first is a given with all music. Just look at YouTube any day.
The second is a really good question! It seems the agencies that collect from digital sales only benefit the writers, seldom the performers...
Collecting any fees is a whole 'nother topic...
On Nov 19, 2014, at 8:23 AM, Joel Bresler wrote:
> These recordings are all Public Domain. Isn't there the very real
> possibility that my group would pay for the transfers and restoration, as
> well as a payment to this archive, but others could then just rip a CD and
> mount the files online with impunity?
> If we process the raw digital files to clean up noise, hiss, crackles, etc.
> can our restoration be copywritten? Does that offer a measure of protection?