Hi John,

The analysis was not by me - I think I found it on the Bear Family web  

I don't know the name of "the other" German company.  It could be  
altho I believe they are technically located in Austria.

I have no advice for anyone, except to say that music issued by  
"defunct labels"
is usually considered the property of some existing label...  I think  
it is possible
to use a short segment of a recording without license (20 seconds?),  
but I'm not
sure about this.

Doug Pomeroy
Audio Restoration & Mastering Services
Transfers of metal parts, lacquers,
shellac and vinyl discs & tapes.
193 Baltic St
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6173
(718) 855-2650
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On Sep 18, 2011, at 12:00 AM, ARSCLIST automatic digest system wrote:

> Date:    Sat, 17 Sep 2011 15:07:17 -0500
> From:    John Schwab <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Copyright law. Europe
> Doug--
> What can you tell me about Document? Are they the other German  
> company to wh=
> ich you referred?=20
> I'm working on a guitar instruction project that will include a CD  
> with  per=
> formances originally released in the '20s and '30s by defunct  
> labels. I may p=
> rovide truncated versions rather than full length. Do you have any  
> advice re=
> garding potential copyright liability?
> Thanks! I really appreciate your analysis of Bear Family vs. JSP.=20
> =E2=80=94John