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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I think what they mean is that the institutions have no right to distribute those recordings.

So basically, they spend a bunch of money to acquire and convert the recordings to modern (digital?) formats. But they do not have the rights to make them available to the public, and cannot do so until 2067.

Which makes it seem like a whole lot of money is being wasted, since there is no visible ROI.

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