Digital Archiving Resources

Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives

Title

Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives

Subject

Copyright

Description

This report discusses what archives must do in order to provide access to unpublished sound recordings from 1972 and earlier. Unpublished sound recordings may have been created for private use or broadcast, but were not distributed to the public. They may have been such recordings as live musical performances or interviews. Unpublished sound recordings rights are different from commercial recordings intended for sale. Archives and libraries may have purchased them or have had them donated. Some may be significant because they may be the only recordings of a particular event. The report’s review of copyright law finds that libraries are liable for preserving, copying, and streaming unpublished sound recordings from pre-1972. However, it finds it unlikely that libraries will ever be held liable for these laws, especially since sound recordings and their legal protection vary so much.

Creator

Besek, June M.

Publisher

Council on Library and Information Resources

Date

2009

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Rights

CLIR

Type

Report

Identifier

hhttp://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub144

Bibliographic Citation

Besek, June M. “Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives.” Council on Library and Information Resources. March 2009. Publication 144.  Accessed February 4, 2012. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub144.

Files

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Citation

Besek, June M. , “Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/45.