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Saturday, 31st December 2011

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Recommendations on Sound Recordings

By Africa S. Hands

From District Dispatch:

The United States Copyright Office has recommended that pre-1972 sound recordings should be protected by federal copyright law in its Report on Federal Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings. 

The Copyright Office ultimately decided that benefits of federalization of pre-1972 sound recordings outweighed the problems and said that federalization conformed with the intent of Congress to unify all works under one federal law.

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