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Whatever, I think that's the job of those wanting the taxpayer to preserve their productions. Give 
it to the LOC with a blanket release, with the known intent to be wide, no-cost distribution via the 
LOC's website at the earliest possible time. Otherwise, it's just a boondoggle where the taxpayers 
are bearing the cost and getting zero benefit. It gets worse than that. What about the LOC's own 
in-house recordings of poetry and music, made in their own auditorium? Where are those sounds? 
Locked away, for the most part. They should be online, available to all Americans. And, LOC-produced 
anthologies should never be out of print (and I really think that you shouldn't have to pay for a 
copy if you actually pay income taxes).

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] CBS News on LOC efforts to preserve video history


> On 7/30/2013 6:57 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> I am especially concerned if public TV stations like the one mentioned
>> in the piece (the producer of the program on Mississippi blues
>> musicians, hosted by BB King) are not releasing copyright on their
>> in-house productions. If the taxpayer is to pay for preserving these
>> items, there should be universal access to them!
> Just so, but copyright clearance on any music contained in the programs complicates their 
> re-release.
>
> Peace,
> Paul
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