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10 Jan 2006

Copyright Laws Severely Limit Availability of Music

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5139522

Thomas A. Edison, in a 1923 advertisement.  (Library of Congress)All Things Considered, January 9, 2006 · Archivists and collectors have long lamented the lack of access to older recordings. So the Library of Congress commissioned a team to find out just how many are out of print. The report -- released in August -- suggests that over 70 percent of American music recorded before 1965 is not legally available in the United States.

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