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LC has less latitude than anyone to reissue materials w/o full
authorizations as the US Copyright Office operates under the same
roof.

Blue Note secured rights from the estates of the artists and went to town!

Sam

On 10/7/05, Russ Hamm <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm not certain of this, but I have heard that the Library of Congress,
> being a governmental agency, has more latitude when it comes to publishing
> and making accessible to the public materials like this - "treasures" that
> may be orphan works, or otherwise outside the standard contract-based
> copyright world. Am I wrong? If I am right, maybe the LOC should be the
> proper venue to publish such treasures that would create legal difficulties
> for other private organizations or individuals.
>
> Russ Hamm
>
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> At 01:22 PM 10/7/2005, you wrote:
> >Not sure which category this fits in, but just announced today is this
> >from NPR:
> >http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4946796
> >
> >If you don't want to go to the link, this is a jazz concert recorded in
> >1957 by Voice of America but never broadcast. Now it is for sale! One must
> >wonder about the legal issues behind it all - and if anyone has any inside
> >info on this it would be extremely interesting and cogent to the recent
> >discussions...
> >
> >Lou
> >
> >Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
> >415-883-2689
> >
>
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> Russ Hamm
> Ed Tech Specialist
> National School District (http://nsd.us)
> San Diego County, California
> tel. (619) 336-7752
> FAX (619) 336-7551
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