Anyone know what the (US) copyright is on printed material - it used to be
something like
28 years, renewable another 28 (=56 years), which would make anything up to
c.53 public domain.
  One would hope that ephemera such as flyers and catalogs are NOT
copyright, the
booklets probably are.  It might be in the name of the authors (such as Alan
Lomax for booklets
for the RCA and Decca 78s.)  One would hope the Lomax archives would grant
permission if needed,
and others might follow that lead (again, if needed).
  IMAGES of these booklets might be exempt, or under fair use.
  Another reason that Loc, Smithsonian, or a University would be a preferred
repository since they
would have the resources to explore these issues, AND they have special
rights regarding copyright.
  Best wishes, Thomas.

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wasEverest Records catalog circa 1960

On 17 mar 2009, at 17.00, Thomas Stern wrote:
>  It is a very frequent and disheartening occurrence that the
> booklets which
> accompanied 78rpm albums
> (sometimes LPs) are missing from copies available from dealers and
> online
> sources.  These booklets are frequently very rich sources of
> information,
> and have their intrinsic interest.

I have many bankers' boxes of what appears to be this type of
information which originally came, so I am told (well the originals,
these are copies) from the BBC Grams Library. So far they are sitting
in storage with lots of catalogues and rather too many pallets of
disks awaiting processing.  Eventually elements will appear on (site not operational yet) but dependent on the
material it might be copyrighted and thus not "give out"able even if
the information can be summarised IYSWIM.  I've not got that far down
that particular turnpike to check on the legals. I just remember
seeing the boxes.

And.. should anyone know how to break a 15 year old plus CD database
copy protection (the original appl doesn't even work on my OS
emulator) that could yield more information. But that I suspect might
break rules on copy circumvention so best that I don't go down that
path. DRM strikes again :(


>  Catalogs from specialized record companies are also of great interest
> (Classical, Folk, Jazz, Documentary, Spoken word, etc.).
>  Is there any person or organizations with a website where these
> could be
> made available permanently?
>  Whenever possible, I have provided scans of this type of material.
> I hope
> others
> in this community are willing to do the same.  This could be a
> resource of
> immense importance to scholars and collectors.
>  Would be a great service if LoC, Smithsonian, or University would
> commit
> to this.
>  Comments / Suggestions ?????
> Best wishes, Thomas.

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