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I can't copy the Special Collections audio materials or scripts from the 1940s or before without permission? Aren't they all in the public domain?

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2015  |  31 Views

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There are a variety of reasons that make it hard to copy these materials. Some scripts and audio were donated for study only, with a specification that no copying would be allowed. Other materials fall under not only copyright, but also under licensing laws. Cornell University has a diagram of when materials enter the Public Domain at

Another good resource is the Ultimate Guide to Copyright.

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