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Er- Officially, just about everything is under U.S. copyright untill 2065 or 
so.

Get to work with ARSC to get the law changed.

Steve Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anthony Baldwin" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:44 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Public Domain Recodings?


> In a closely related area, has anybody ever attempted to make a list  of 
> those post-1922 American compositions (as distinct from  phonorecordings) 
> whose copyright was never renewed after their  initial 28-year protection 
> term?
>
> Any list that I have ever seen confines itself to pre-1923 works,  with 
> ominous warnings about how later material requires the expertise  of a 
> copyright lawyer to determine its status. In practice, I would  have 
> thought that simple arithmetic would suffice, given that any  post-1922 
> work whose initial 28-year term ended before January 1st,  1978 without 
> being renewed for a second period would have passed  irrevocably into the 
> Public Domain.
>
> I'm not aware of any systematic attempt to identify and catalog such 
> works. Ideas, anyone?
>
> Anthony Baldwin
>
>
> On 17 Mar 2009, at 3:06, Randal Baier wrote:
>
>
>>
>> Wow! If ARSC isn't arcane, then I don't know what qualifies -- and 
>> that's precisely why I like being on this list!
>>
>> A pomegranate tapenade in a world full of onion dip. Bring it on!
>>
>> Randal Baier
>>
>>> Dear ARSC folk-
>>>
>>> I am curious if anyone out there has compiled an exhaustive, semi- 
>>> exhaustive (or just plain exhausting) list of PD recordings. As a  Latin 
>>> music collector I have found certain tracks that have popped  up with 
>>> differing names on "budget" labels like Varsity. I seem to  recall a 
>>> thread from sometime ago that dealt with this question  but I do not 
>>> remember anyone having a single database of all the  music that fell 
>>> into this category.
>>>
>>> Does such a thing exist or am I searching for Chimeras?
>>>
>>> Please ping me off list so as not to bother the mainstream with  what I 
>>> believe might be fairly described as arcana...
>>>
>>> AA
>>>
>>
>>
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