Old 05-08-2004   #1
New on Forum
 
skeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 6
Music No Longer In Print. OK To Share?

I have some CD's of local bands I bought many years ago. Since then these small record label(s) went out of business and now these CD's (songs) are no longer in print. They are even hard, if not impossible, to find used.
I’m just curious, does this make these songs legal to download and share?

I live in the US if that makes a difference
skeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2004   #2
No longer with us
 
Da_Taxman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 15,354
Re: Music No Longer In Print. OK To Share?

It doesn't necessarily make it legal.
Copyrights to songs (assuming they are copyrighted still) are protected for 95 years in the US I believe (in Europe it is less (45 or 50 years)...consider the discussion on the first Elvis songs that are free of copyright in Europe soon). So that would make it still illegal to share them in my opinion....
Da_Taxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004   #3
Top Referrer
 
bcn_246's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 3,649
Re: Music No Longer In Print. OK To Share?

it is still illegal, but if they can see that p2p was the only was the only way of getting the song they may drop it. also, the songs are old and few people bother finding people who share such old songs, but however, strictly speaking its illegal ben
__________________
Click HERE to join CDFreaks... do it or I will dead you.
bcn_246 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'Used' print head no longer needed - worth selling? SG General Hardware Forum 6 22-11-2006 00:22
NEC Drive Not Longer Recognizes Music CD's ... dbwebhead NEC / Optiarc Writer 5 23-09-2006 23:32
DVD Burner no longer plays music cds... DsevenO Asus / Pioneer Writer 3 25-11-2005 00:22
I.Share 3.5 Rush Living Room 0 21-02-2000 16:59


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:44.
Top