User talk:Pianoman92

Joplin recording

Dear Pianoman92, The info on this recording is not very clear in terms of attempting to determine copyright status. Is this an actual audio recording of Joplin which has been made into an MP3 file (It's unusually high-quality for something made before 1918 if that's the case), or is this an audio recording made from a Joplin piano roll? The whole issue of USA status is extremely problematic as the US law basically throws all sound recordings made before 1972 into the possible common-law protection of the individual states until 2067, which amounts to any sound recording from before 1972 being under under de-facto copyright until that date - regardless of how old the recording is. Thanks, Carolus 01:24, 7 December 2010 (UTC)