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David Giovannoni wrote:
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> On Friday we commemorate the 150th anniversary of Au Clair de la Lune by
> Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville – the earliest audibly recognizable
> recording of the human voice yet recovered.

Of course, if this recording had been made in the U.S. it would still be 
under copyright until the year 2067.

And if your group wishes to claim copyright on the restoration you made 
last year, that would give it a copyright term of 95 years from 2009 
which would take it to 2104.

Two hundred and forty four years is not bad for what is supposed to be a 
"limited term".

Mike Biel [log in to unmask] .