On 15/09/2011, Michael Biel wrote:

> On 9/14/2011 8:55 PM, Steven Smolian wrote:
>>  This was in response to the passing of the European copyright
>> extnsion for sound recordings.
>> Steve Smolian
> I figured that, but what would make LP sources or pre-recorded tape
> any different from any other sources of the sound as long as the
> recording pre-dates the cut-off date? Using an LP or issued tape of
> perhaps a 1956 recording would be no different than using a 78 or 45
> of it. Now if you mean a restoration re-issue of it, we have always
> had a disagreement with the pirating of somebody else's restoration,
> and that is often a problem with CDs, especially the cut-rate box
> sets.
A restoration is a new recording and should be in copyright.

The problem is how to prove that one digital audio file is derived from
another. A simple level change will alter all the numbers.

And has anyone ever taken a "restoration thief" to court?

Don Cox
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