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I've come in in the middle of this discussion, so perhaps I missed the 
point.

The U.S. Government cannot own a copyright.  All Edison recordings are owned 
by the U.S. Department of Parks and are, accordingly, public domain.

Steven Smolian

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From: "Mike Richter" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New U.S. Copyright Laws


> steven c wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Mike Richter" <[log in to unmask]>
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>>>At some point, UCSB will realize that their posting of cylinders relies 
>>>on rational interpretation of law. Given the recent finding by the New 
>>>York Supreme Court, the 1923 'rule' does not apply.
>
>> Actually, there never WAS a "1923 'rule'" for sound recordings.
>
> Of course you're right. That's why I used single quotes for the 'rule'. 
> However, my inference from seeing what is and what is not offered in clips 
> is that someone believed there was such a limitation. It is now 
> unequivocal that there is none.
>
> Mike
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