If they are donated to or otherwise obtained by an institution and the 
institution makes preservation copies, it is usual for that institution to 
allow a sevice copy to be auditioned by qualified visitors, usually defined 
as scholars.  Some are more lax about this definition than others.

Allowing copies to circulate, however, even if returned, opens issues of 
liability to the institution, especially if they turn up on a CD issued in, 
say, China.

Institutions accepting gifts have curitorial responsibilty, a topic yet to 
be fully explored.

Steve Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Copyright of treasures

> On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, Russ Hamm wrote:
>> >The following is a partial list of the performers represented in the San
>> >Diego Folk Festival tapes.
>> >
>> >Alice Gerrard
>> >Benny Thomasson
>> >Big Joe Williams
> etc.
> What an amazing list! and, what a potential legal problem it would be to
> issue those...and how sad it is that copies may never be offered for
> sale to the public.
> Thanks for sharing the information.
> Karl
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