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At 09:22 PM 7/20/2003 -0400, Frank Forman wrote:
>So does anyone know of an article that lays out the basics of copyrights
>in old sound recordings?

I cannot provide a link with a straightforward treatment - I doubt that it
would be copyright law if there were such an easy solution. Neither do I
have references outside of the U.S. code. However, I've found the following
to be of value:

http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/ - Library of Congress

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/ - Stanford U. on Fair Use doctrine

http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm - When works pass into the Public
Domain (U. of North Carolina)

Incidentally, the last entry at the last URL is "Life + 70 years or
12-31-2047 whichever is greater". Frankly, that sounds to me more like a
term of incarceration than a term of protection.


Mike
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