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Federal Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Comments in response to this Notice of Inquiry were due January 31, 2011. The Office has received 58 separate comments from 57 commenters, which are posted below. In addition, the Office has received 231 copies of a form letter originalted by Grooveshark. While some copies of this letter have been revised slightly by the sender, all are substantially identical. They have been gathered together in a single PDF file, posted as document #58 below. The form letter as originally drafted is available at http://blog.grooveshark.com/post/2519052858/help-grooveshark-stay-alive.

Document
Organization/Comment

1

Michael Fitzgerald

2

Bill Hebden

3

Courtney Chartier

4

Phil Gries

5

R. Fay

6

Susan Hoffius

7a

Starr Gennett Foundation

7b

David J. Fulton, Starr-Gennett Foundation

8

Aaron A. Fox

9

Al Schlachtmeyer

10

Alison Stankrauff

11

Tanya Merchant

12

Benjamin Irwin

13

Darren Walters

14

Jean Dickson

15

Zoe Waldron

16

Deborah Campana

17

Dale Cockrell

18

Jodi Allison-Bunnell

19

Michael Burch
20 Lynn Hooker
21 Cristobal Diaz Ayala
22 Cynthia Varady
23 Henry Sapoznik
24 Peggy Davis
25 Sherry L. Mayrent
26 Abigail O. Garnett
27 Brian Lee Corber
28 Doug Pomeroy
29 Mark Slobin
30 Demetrio Wazar
31 Geoff Canyon
32 Louis Zell
33 Julie King
34 Max Cantor
35 Nathan Lambson
36 Maurice Saylor
37 Robert C. Lancefield
38 Nicola Battista
39 Helen R. Tibbo, Society of American Archivists
40 Rachel Evangeline Barham
41 Thad E. Garrett
42 Tim Brooks, Association of Recorded Sound Collections
43 Winston Barham
44 Eric Harbeson, Music Library Association
45 K. Matthew Dames, Syracuse University
46 Kenneth Crews
47 Lizabeth A. Wilson, University of Washington Libraries
48 Patrick Feaster
49 Patrick Loughney, Library of Congress
50 Randy Silverman & Alison Mower, University of Utah
51 Recording Industry Association of America and American Association of Independent Music
52 Stephanie M. Roach
53 Steven R. Englund, Sound Exchange, Inc.
54 Abigail Phillips, Electronic Freedom Foundation
55 Joel Brian Kellum - Comment 1 and Comment 2
56 Alex Cummings
57 Grooveshark form letter
58 Steven Smolian
   

All submissions have been posted.

 



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