The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101866   Message #2070102
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
06-Jun-07 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Subject: RE: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Has anyone explored the possibility that some of the copyright laws might have expired and the rights for these recordings could be up for grabs.

They haven't expired.

European sound recordings are currently only protected by copyright for 50 years but by contrast, the work of authors, songwriters and composers (i.e. the song rather than the recording), is protected for 70 years after their death.