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Not to mention Edison which is public domain as it is owned by the U.S. 
National Parks Service and the government cannot own a copyright.

Steve Smolian

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From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Copyright and Marston Records


> Bob Olhsson wrote:
>
>> >I hope details will be forthcoming, especially if they can serve as a
>> >badly needed licensing model for US companies.
>> >
>>
>> There are no US companies for the early stuff and little need for a 
>> licensing model because Sony/BMG owns everything EMI doesn't and they 
>> both own a lot of it jointly. Universal kicks in during the '30s.
>
> Nope..Universal owns Brunswick's pre-1932 catalog so it goes back to the 
> late 1910s whether it knows it or not.
>
>> Independent label ownership only begins in the '40s when the last of the 
>> electrical recording patents expired.
>
> Crown, Hit of the Week, Grey Gull are among the more prominent independent 
> labels and as far as I know, all are orphaned (despite the claims that 
> Crown went to Oberstein and everything Obie owned became part
> of Savoy).
>
> dl
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