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Re: [ARSCLIST] Orphan Audio Symposium?

Sam, Thanks for this.  Prof. June Besek has provided a great resource here,
no doubt. So is the idea of a symposium amongst colleagues, a dangerous
affair so to speak?

Under fair use section 108h in report, it states an exemption  for libraries
and archives as well as non profits to "reproduce, distribute, perform, or
display a copy" of a work from the last 20 years of its copyright term if
done for preservation, scholarship or research objectives. but first has to
undergo a "reasonable investigation" --i am not sure what exactly the
reasonable investigation entails beyond seeking the legitimacy of the
organization. ?


On 6/18/09, Sam Brylawski <goodlistening@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Regarding this specific issue, I suggest that you take a look at the
> 2nd copyright and audio preservation study written by Prof. June Besek
> for the NRPB, "Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital
> Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre-1972 Sound
> Recordings by Libraries and Archives"
> (http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub144/pub144.pdf). Besek addresses
> specifically putting press conferences on the web.
> Sam
> ------------
> Sam Brylawski
> Editor and Project Manager
> Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings
> University of California, Santa Barbara
> http://victor.library.ucsb.edu
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Schooley,
> John<John.Schooley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > "Also, I think that we can add most recordings of radio broadcasts to
> this category. 99.9% of them have certainly been abandoned by their rights
> holders, at least until a party with rights gets wind of someone trying to
> distribute them. It could be argued that these are the opposite of
> "orphans." They have too many parents. But the problems surrounding them are
> the same as those for orphans."
> >
> > I am particulary interested in this.  We have in our collection some
> interviews recorded from a local radio station in the early 70's.  The
> station was short-lived and no longer exists.  There are some very
> interesting interview subjects (Professor Longhair, Al Stricklin,
> and...Leonard Nimoy, among others).  I would love to put some clips of these
> interviews up on our web site.  The content is interesting, and the "big
> names" (well, Nimoy anyway...I am more interested in the piano players, but
> Spock IS currently in a big summer blockbuster) might help us attract a few
> page hits and attention.  However, the copyright status of this sort of
> thing is so muddled that I wouldn't really know where to begin.  And I'm
> told that, should you ask, the legal department's answer regarding anything
> complicated is usually "NO".
> >
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