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Re: [ARSCLIST] The Incompetence at ENHS

James L Wolf wrote:

In US law, the country of origin of a recording is of primary importance. This determines the laws that must be observed regarding it. Columbia cylinders were recorded and manufactured in the US. According to the act which created Sound Recordings copyrights for the first time in 1972, all pre-1972 US recordings were to remain subject to all aplicable state anti-piracy laws until 2047.

Now I am even more confused than I was before.

Capitol v. Naxos dealt with a recording made in England and published there. It is in the public domain there. The decision as I understand it is that copyright in the U.S. is still held by Capitol America; it has been restored for the United States.

So in what sense is the country of origin of a recording relevant?


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