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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
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>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
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