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Re: [ARSCLIST] The Incompetence at ENHS
From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
while some may possibly be embarrassed by your e-mail, I would like to put it
You have obviously written it in deep frustration and desparation, and I
think that ARSCLIST is a forum where real life shall also be depicted from
time to time. So it is good that you have brought the problem to our
What is less good is that you try to invoke ARSCLIST users to assist you.
This is not possible - we are not familiar with the particulars of your
arrangement with the Edison National Historic Site, and so we cannot side
with you. Also we are not judges, so we cannot decide the issue, did we know
I have personally had a situation where your "government" was very slow - as
I had been at the very beginning of the situation, but an official saw a
solution where others had only seen problems. So, I think that a solution
engaging government officials is also very person-dependent.
All in all, seen from the outside, the American way to solve disputes is to
go to the courts. This seems to be a case of contract law and equitable
conduct - there are plenty of attorneys specializing in that, and taking on
the government does not frighten them. However, seeing that you intend to
publish transfers that were presumably (but ARSCLIST users do not know that)
made for preservation purposes might raise copyright issues that you may not
really want to face. Even though you may win in the end, the road may be
Mike Loughlin <mikel78_rpm@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
> In the fall of 2001 I secured a grant at the request of Jerry Fabris, sound
> curator at the Edison National Historic Site in the amount of $30,000.00
> from Michael Robertson, then CEO of MP3.com for the purchase of an
> Archeophone to record the cylinder collection at the site. When I got this
> grant for Mr. Fabris he said he would make me copies of all the digitized
> recordings he has made. I was doing the copying myself at the site, and when
> the site closed for renovation Mr. Fabris said he would make me copies of
> what he was recording. It is over two years since the site closed and I
> have not received one of the over 300 CDs that have been recorded since the
> site closed down.
> It is sad that the government cannot keep their word after taking money they
> were asking for.
> All I want are copies of the Archive CDs Mr. Fabris has made and that he
> promised me. I would appreciate the support of those who know my work in
> the past has yielded great material that has been made available to the
> world through my efforts.
> Please write, phone or e-mail the ENHS and let them know the public wants
> this information.
> Thank you,
> Michael J. Loughlin
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