Give testimony

Would you be affected if the government increased the length of copyright protection on sound recordings? We’d like to gather stories from people whose life or work would be affected if the music industry’s lobbying is successful.

  • Are you a musician who was recording 50 years ago, who either has or would like to re-release your own music?
  • Have you used public domain recordings to make a derivative work? For example, as a film soundtrack, or as a sample in a mash-up, remix or new song?
  • Do you have a business that relies on public domain recordings?
  • Are you trying to conserve old recordings and worry that your work may become illegal?
  • Are you digitising public domain recordings and putting them online?

If you are doing any of these things, or anything else with public domain sound recordings, we’d like to hear about it!