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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> I'm just saying that you need some profitable critcal mass to preserve the
commercial recorded
> legacy of the past 100+ years.
>
> Nothing has so far worked better than the profit motive -- if a content owner
perceives long-term
> value in his content, he will invest in preserving it.
>
It seems to me that most of what has been preserved (assuming it still IS
being preserved?) has been preserved more by accident than anything else!
As well, it is also possible that both Victor and Columbia preserved the
majority of their "metal parts" simply because they ALWAYS had...?!

Steven C. Barr