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It is also available as a download. Click on full text or pdf to see the text. This is incredibly important work that Tim and Steve have done.

Jim


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Cary Ginell
> Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 11:26 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 78's and PD, was Curatorial Responsibility,
> formerly Copyright of treasures
> 
> 
> Steve,
>  
> This site sells the report for $20. Can you summarize its findings? 
>  
> Cary Ginell
> Sound Thinking Music Research
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 10:11:43 -0400
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 78's and PD, was Curatorial 
> Responsibility, formerly Copyright of treasures
> 
> 
> The CLIR- Council for Library and Information Resources has 
> just published a study on this very issue, framed by Tim 
> Brooks and scut-worked by the undersigned. I have a published 
> copy and assume it is posted on their site. 
>  
> It's pretty scary, and will be followed by one on copyright law. 
>  
> They are a look at the facts and numbers as they are, not as 
> any side wishes them to be. 
>  
> http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub133abst.html 
>  
> Steve Smolian 
>  
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" 
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> To: <[log in to unmask]> 
> Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 9:36 AM 
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] 78's and PD, was Curatorial 
> Responsibility, formerly Copyright of treasures 
>  
> > 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" 
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> > 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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