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ERIC Number: ED509214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 101
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9323-2634-5
ISSN: N/A
Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings under State Law and Its Impact on Use by Nonprofit Institutions: A 10-State Analysis. CLIR Publication No. 146
Council on Library and Information Resources
This is the third of three studies of copyright and sound recordings commissioned by the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) in support of the congressionally mandated study of the state of audio preservation in the United States. All three studies have focused on how laws pertaining to sound recordings made before 1972 affect preservation of and access to audio recordings. As readers of the previous two studies know, sound recordings made before February 15, 1972, do not benefit from federal copyright protection. In the absence of a national law, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, individual states passed anti-piracy and other laws to protect producers of sound recordings from unauthorized duplication and sale of recordings. In this study, Professor Peter Jaszi and students in the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University's Washington College of Law examine criminal and civil laws of 10 states, as well as judicial decisions and common law, pertaining to sound recordings fixed before 1972. The authors provide a brief history of the formulation of these laws and examine the laws and court cases that may determine the extent to which nonprofit institutions may preserve and disseminate pre-1972 recordings. (Contains 489 footnotes.) [This paper was prepared by the the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University under the supervision of Peter Jaszi with the assistance of Nick Lewis. It was commissioned for and sponsored by the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress and co-published by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Library of Congress. For "Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre-1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives," see ED509213. For "Copyright Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Pre-1972 Commercial Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives. CLIR Publication No. 135," see ED509330.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources; Library of Congress
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; California; Florida; Illinois; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; United States; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Common Law