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Re: [ARSCLIST] European Archive Foundation
Steven Barr wrote:
It might take a court battle to legally decide that the artifact
was officially Mr. Edison's first sound recording, and as such
part of the archives under the control of the National Park Service,
before we would be able to hear it!
It has been generally assumed, but is not yet clear, that the Edison
material is in the public domain. It may well be that the National Park
Service has rights which so far it has not exercised.
Note that the U.S. Government has been upheld in asserting rights to
patents. Whether that applies to copyright and trademark I don't know.