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"The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold."

"If the Founding Fathers had their way, almost all works from the 20th century would be public domain by now (14-year copyright term, renewable once if you took extra actions)."

blog.archive.org/2017/10/10/bo

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@forteller it's a pretty disingenuous opening. The University of Michigan has been making use of 108(h) for a while (since I was there in 2009).

@forteller also, all those old radio shows:
archive.org/details/oldtimerad
There is a collection of 2,500 classic old time radio dramas that are all completely free to download.

@ChristinaO

@gemlog @forteller Thanks, that led me to the #78Archive project, then to a livestream from the Internet Archive, a presentation in which Sab Masada, a 86-year-old Japanese-American narrated a colour film from 1944 showing the Arkansas internment camp he, his family and other Japanese-Americans had been relocated to.

Now I'm listening to a playlist from the 78 Archive Project: all Paul Whiteman. Lovely music to write to.