Reform Copyright to Protect Historical Recordings and Make Them Accessible

Tim Brooks
Tim Brooks 5 Comments
161 Signatures Goal: 250

I support the efforts of the Historical Recording Coalition for Access and Preservation to enact changes to U.S. law to permit and encourage the preservation of our rich and varied audio heritage, and free and open access to it, while respecting legitimate interests of creators.

Sponsor

The Historical Recording Coalition for Access and Preservation (HRCAP), a coalition of non-profit organizations interested in the preservation, study and appreciation of historical recorded sound. http://www.recordingcopyright.org

Links

http://www.recordingcopyright.org
  • Link Crawford
    Link Crawford United States, Silver Spring
    Mar 01, 2015
    Mar 01, 2015
    I'm all for this!
  • Link Crawford
    Mar 01, 2015
    Mar 01, 2015
    I'm all for this!
  • Tom Samuels
    Tom Samuels United States, Buffalo
    Apr 03, 2014
    Apr 03, 2014
    Historical recordings deserve better.
  • Bruce Triggs
    Bruce Triggs Canada, Calgary
    Feb 25, 2014
    Feb 25, 2014
    Working on a musical history book, it has been repeatedly difficult to access historical recordings. Many have never been commercially available since their initial release decades ago, and may well never have enough commercial value to be reissued. These recordings have effectively been abandoned for commercial purposes, but they still have historic and academic value. It would be a great help to researchers and works like my own if these recordings had reasonable and rational rules of access for study. Otherwise, we consign our history and our culture to be lost without anybody gaining anything for it.
See More
161

Signatures

  • 2 years ago
    Mark Smith United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Carlyn Craig United States
    2 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Link Crawford United States
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Hannah Ross
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Jo
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Suzette Farmer
    3 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Tom Samuels
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Rob Vrabel
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Bruce Triggs
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Bradley Olson United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Mark R. smith United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Emily Reed United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Stephanie Lewin-Lane United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Eric Cartier United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Kathryn Bowers United States
    4 years ago
See More