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Poster: TwoNucker Date: Feb 18, 2016 1:00pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Unwanted Comments of copywrite infringement

These charges are easily verified or dismissed by a comparison of the two mp3 waveforms using standard sound editing software. Sound Forge, Sound Booth and many others will graphically display the peaks and valleys of an audio file. A comparison will show the pops and scratches in the transcription disks. These look like sharp peaks and are as good as a fingerprint match to identify copies. If one file has been edited to remove those peaks it will also be obvious.
Do you have a web address for the CHRS files they claim are on the "disks they alone own"? I cannot find the shows on their site using their own search button. That makes it difficult to verify their claim as the files do not seem to be accessible to the public. Unless you managed to invade their building and play the glass disks under cover of darkness.
The California Historical Radio Society may not be aware that transcription disks were duplicated for distribution. Ebay has over 100 for sale at this moment. Purchasing them on-line would be easier than slipping through a basement window with a flashlight and a victrola.
I hope the Internet Archive will do some checking before they act on these claims.

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Poster: Greybelt Date: Feb 21, 2016 4:48am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Unwanted Comments of copywrite infringement

"The California Historical Radio Society further asserts the importance of non-profit organizations cooperating to benefit the public interest, an aspect of such cooperation being proper credit to hard working volunteers who do the kind of demanding work that such transformations require."

What about the collectors and hobbyists who spend their own savings and use their own skills to preserve and research these recordings, and share them with others? That's not in the public interest? Those collectors and hobbyists are not hard working? I've been doing this for 40 years, without demanding attribution or credit, as do others. Enjoy the programs I find and the discs I buy, with the help of other like-minded radio enthusiasts, who then share them on this great resource of archive.org.