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It is a challenge however at least they have a dialogue going and some of
the folks behind the project are major label executives.

I do know for a fact that Sony, EMI and Universal take the issue very
seriously and have made substantial investments in the physical protection
of their assets. The thing to worry about is the smaller labels because they
typically have no resources for preservation to begin with and will be the
worst casualties of both piracy and retail bankruptcy.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dave Lewis
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:33 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Soapbox
> 
> When I spoke to folks in the Grammys, admittedly some time ago, they
> were having problems with the majors disclosing even basic information
> about their holdings. Perhaps something has relaxed in the interim,
> though I wouldn't bet on it. And if push comes to shove, it will take a
> lot more than NARAS to keep the integrity of these collections
> together.
> We cannot say "keep them stored" safely, as we cannot insure that is
> the
> case even now.
> 
> Dave Lewis
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karl Miller
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 1:22 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Soapbox
> 
> --- On Thu, 1/29/09, Bob Olhsson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> From: Bob Olhsson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Soapbox
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 10:37 AM
> 
> The Recording Academy has been working on this for many years.
> 
> http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Foundation/Preservation/
> 
> 
> Have they developed a working solution?Karl