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Re: Posting non-PD music

Post by DatOrganistTho » 13 Feb 2016, 01:52

John Ruggero wrote:As a case in point, I wanted to post an excerpt about Arnold Arnstein from an article in the New York TImes Magazine from 1966 concerning the premiere of Barber's Anthony and Cleopatra. I am probably the first person who ever approached them about excerpting the several paragraphs from this longish article and possibly the last. After several months, I am still in a cue waiting for a "quote" on how much they will charge me; maybe they misplaced my request.

For me, this is an example of the unfair use of copyright laws. Articles in news periodicals should have a short copyright period, and the New York Times is no exception. They want to make money on a few paragraphs from an article that is 50 years old! Shame, shame, shame...
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Re: Posting non-PD music

Post by OCTO » 13 Feb 2016, 10:17

John Ruggero wrote:As a case in point, I wanted to post an excerpt about Arnold Arnstein from an article in the New York TImes Magazine from 1966 concerning the premiere of Barber's Anthony and Cleopatra. I am probably the first person who ever approached them about excerpting the several paragraphs from this longish article and possibly the last. After several months, I am still in a cue waiting for a "quote" on how much they will charge me; maybe they misplaced my request.
I think you can take photo of it and attach it as a picture. Notat.io will be responsible for the material posted here, not the forum member.
You can even post it on a some picture hosting servers like http://postimage.org and make a link.
There is also a text sharing services for free.

So, you can always link to some other services. If there is a problem, it will be removed.
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Re: Posting non-PD music

Post by David Ward » 13 Feb 2016, 11:01

I'm in general agreement with the posts here; but playing ‘Devil's advocate’ it might be worth mentioning that yesterday the UK daily broadsheet The Independent announced that from the end of March it will cease to publish a print copy and will only be available on-line. Its daily sales have rapidly declined from 400,000 to only 30,000. I understand that The New York Times is liable to find itself in a similar situation …
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Re: Posting non-PD music

Post by John Ruggero » 13 Feb 2016, 16:08

David, that did occur to me and does concern me, but I think they need to find a new business model rather than relying on residuals to keep them afloat. Free access to and use of newspaper archives would seem to be a given in a free and open society.
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Re: Posting non-PD music

Post by DatOrganistTho » 16 Feb 2016, 03:05

John Ruggero wrote:David, that did occur to me and does concern me, but I think they need to find a new business model rather than relying on residuals to keep them afloat. Free access and use of newspaper archives would seem to be a given in a free and open society.
I agree 100%.

It makes more sense to learn how to innovate sales rather than to strain at law to keep your revenue up.
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Re: Posting non-PD music

Post by John Ruggero » 22 Feb 2016, 13:35

The service that takes care of the NY Times Permissions and Licensing, PARS International, finally contacted me. The cost for posting the few paragraphs from the 50-year-old article would be $2900 A YEAR!
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Re: Posting non-PD music

Post by DatOrganistTho » 24 Feb 2016, 02:02

John Ruggero wrote:The service that takes care of the NY Times Permissions and Licensing, PARS International, finally contacted me. The cost for posting the few paragraphs from the 50-year-old article would be $2900 A YEAR!

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Re: Posting non-PD music

Post by DatOrganistTho » 24 Feb 2016, 02:05

BTW, It is far easier to restrict content digitally than to do it physically. I think publishing companies are choosing the easy way out of all of this by choosing to go to digital media, disguising it behind what is a "we're going bankrupt" farce (though I know some of them are if they don't do SOMETHING, but I think most of them believe this is the easiest way out).
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