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Edison recordings, owned by the Natioal Parks sevice, is, I believe, PD, 
though much of the music is not.

There are other companies which have not been bought up by one of the 
conglomerates and where no rights-holder can be found.  These orphan 
companies are a subject of interest to the film folks as well.  Congress is 
taking a serious look at this area.

Otherwise, though, Richard is correct.

Steve Smolian


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Warren" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 78's and PD, was Curatorial Responsibility, formerly 
Copyright of treasures


> 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
>
>
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