Confessions of a Mad Librarian notes that C-SPAN has reduced restrictions on copyright. The new policy reduces restrictions on its coverage of federal activities, so bloggers and other sites can use the material "to increase the political dialogue".
Blogs are changing the information and copyright landscapes for future users.
The Music Plagiarism Project comprises hundreds of documents (texts, scores, audio and video files) associated with music copyright infringement cases in the United States from 1845 forward. These documents have been collected and edited by Charles Cronin, a librarian at Columbia Law School, who is also responsible for all commentary and analysis in this site. The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning is providing ongoing assistance with the digitization and organization of the materials in this site.
Copyright Laws Severely Limit Availability of Music
The Library of Congress has reported that over 70 percent of American music recorded before 1965 is not legally available in the United States. Older materials fall out of print as the buying public's interest decrease and the copyright holders have low monetary reasons to reoffer the older materials.
Listen to the NPR news story that even offers some samples of the music no longer available, unless you locate a collector.