Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Oct 2010 13:53 UTC
Legal You think only "pirates" and "freeloaders" rail against current copyright laws? Well, think again - even the Library of Congress seemingly has had enough. The topic is recorded sound preservation, and in a 181-page in-depth study, the Library of Congress concludes that apart from technical difficulties, US copyright law makes it virtually impossible for anyone to perform any form of audio preservation. The painted picture is grim - very grim.
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When you buy music, you have rights.
by libray on Fri 8th Oct 2010 17:39 UTC
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From page 112:

Because institutions frequently do not hold rights to the sound recordings in their collections and cannot make the material accessible, the likelihood increases that they will find it even more difficult to attract the resources needed to preserve important col- lections in the first place.

Why would an institution not hold a right to a copyrighted recording? If the recording was bought, there you have rights now. How are they coming about the recording? I suspect they are not using torrents or newsgroups to download mp3s like the regular Joe wants to. Perhaps they are relying on 'donations'. If so the ones donating should donate original work if they have it and not digital copies. If it is a fully owned and transferable digital blob, that should be used but I have not found out yet how this argument is being made from them.

Edited 2010-10-08 17:41 UTC

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