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If your question refers to the United States, the answer is 0 per cent.

Richard

At 09:36 AM 10/7/2005, you wrote:
>Does anyone have any idea what percentage of commercially-produced 78's are
>now in the PD? When, for instance, CBS/Sony re-issues Duke Ellington 78's as
>multi-CD collections, are those now re-copyrighted for 50+ years? And what
>about that guy Joe Buzzard down in Maryland -- is he just flying under the
>radar or is it perfectly legit for him to reissue all of his obscure blues,
>country and bluegrass 78's? He comes off as a somewhat goofy collector, but
>I get the sense he's a very shrewd business man too, and I wouldn't be
>surprised if his venture is pretty profitable even though it seems
>labor-intensive. I've read several interviews with him, but he never
>squarely addresses the copyright issue except to say he's never been pursued
>or prosecuted.
>
>-- Tom Fine
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 9:17 AM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Curatorial Responsibility, formerly Copyright of
>treasures
>
>
> > On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> >
> > > What about the sell-off and destruction of many of the runs of old
> > > newspapers that Nicholson Baker documents in "Double Fold"? Including
> > > a set of a major NY Newspaper that had been presented by the publisher.
> >
> > And, what really gets my goat...here, instead of having a record sale, I
> > was forced into selling off duplicate 78s in a single lot. Not all of it
> > was great, but some of the items were of value. About 5,000 discs sold for
> > $10. I just don't understand the thinking.
> >
> > Karl