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RIAA Copyright Pressure Silences Historical Radio Archive - TorrentFreak

RIAA Copyright Pressure Silences Historical Radio Archive - TorrentFreak | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"ReelRadio, a site that streams an archive of often decades-old historical radio shows, has been forced to take down much of its library after the RIAA complained that the site was operating outside the terms of its license. The letter of the law is tight, and the RIAA is insisting that the near 20-year-old site now meets all of its requirements.

When sites like The Pirate Bay come under copyright holder pressure, there is often a big backlash from users who see such action as unfair. That being said, it’s generally accepted by both sides that The Pirate Bay courts trouble by, rightly or wrongly, laughing in the face of copyright law.

The situation now faced by ReelRadio, a site dedicated to the streaming of archived historical radio, sits at the other end of the spectrum, but nevertheless the site is still facing potential dismantling by the RIAA."

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The problems faced by many archives world-wide!

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Copyright vs accessibility – the challenge of exploitation | IASA 2012 Annual Conference

Springbok Radio was the first and, in the 1950s, only commercial radio station of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). It closed down in 1985 amidst the arrival of SABC TV and other competition, without much of its content preserved by the SABC. Very little documentation survived the closing of the station. The SABC Radio Archives has been battling with access to and copyright of the collection for many years.


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This paper will seek answers to the question of copyright where no information exists, exploitation where funding, staff and time fall short, and the question of actual ownership. How do we make the past available to the future for futures to come?

Retha BuysOther authors: Ilse AssmannInstitution: SABCCountry: SOUTH AFRICA Paper available in the IASA Journal: http://www.iasa-web.org/iasa-journal-no-41-september-2013 (unfortunately only for members)


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Copyright vs accessibility investigated by making archive material available, specific SABC Springbok Radio archive material!

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World Radio Day on 13 February 2013 - highlighting the importance of radio

World Radio Day on 13 February 2013 - highlighting the importance of radio | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

February 13 is the day proclaimed by UNESCO and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate Radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves. UNESCO encourages all countries
to celebrate World Radio Day by planning activities in partnership with regional, national and international broadcasters, non-governmental organizations, the media and the public.

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The day promotes access to information and freedom of expression, which librarians and archivists strive to do as well!

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SABC Media Libraries: Springbok Radio handover to SABC

SABC Media Libraries: Springbok Radio handover to SABC | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Photo by Peter Jaquire.

 

The Springbok Radio Preservation Society handed back their collection of archive material of Springbok Radio which was on the airwaves from 1950 - 1985 in South Africa.

During those days there was no archive, and the material would have been lost, if it had not been for efforts by people to preserve and collect that material.

Frans Erasmus has been instrumental in the Springbok Radio Preservation Society, and streamed a weekly update of material on the Internet.

The material is back in the SABC Radio Archives at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

 

Links:

Media release: http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.com/2012/05/hand-over-of-springbok-radio-archive.html

 

About Frans Erasmus: http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.com/2012/05/hand-over-of-springbok-radio-archive.html

 

 

Picasa Slideshow of the handover function: http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.com/2012/05/picasa-slideshow-of-springbok-radio.html

 

 

Springbok Radio website: http://www.sabc.co.za/springbokRadio/index.html

 

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SABC Radio Archives celebrates World Radio Day today #WorldRadioDay

SABC Radio Archives  celebrates World Radio Day today #WorldRadioDay | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

SABC Radio archives reflects on the 1st World Radio Day today, endorsed by UNESCO.

 

The SABC Radio Archives preserves material for the following reasons:

 

"- To preserve SABC broadcasts and raw material as a corporate function;
- To be of service as a well-organised source of broadcast material to the SABC;
-To preserve permanently highlights in the history of the development and broadcast patterns of broadcasting in South Africa;
-To bequeath to future generations an audio-image of South Africa at certain periods as it was portrayed by the SABC;
-To provide researchers with information and facts on sound carriers that are not available in any other form;
-To preserve, as part of the National Broadcaster’s function and as far as possible, complete recordings of the South African culture legends and oral traditions, including a comprehensive set of nature and habitat sounds of South Africa
- We truly preserve some of the most precious memories of our history in radio.
Our existence is because of the medium of radio, a medium which are able to reach more people than any other!"

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SABC Media Libraries: Last day of an archivist on the job - Markus Mmutlana (Vlog1)

SABC Media Libraries: Last day of an archivist on the job - Markus Mmutlana (Vlog1) | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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PopUp Archive serves up thousands of hours of ‘lost’ radio broadcasts

By Paul Sawers If you have a penchant for perusing historical broadcasts, then you might just like PopUp Archive. Launched last week in cahoots with the Public Radio Exchange, PopUp Archive serves up thousands of hours of lost radio broadcasts, including interviews with some well-known names – check out Buster Keaton explaining silent film captioning to Studs Terkel. PopUp Archive’s technology ‘listens’ to the audio, tags and timestamps it, thus making it searchable by keywords. So if an old interview is uploaded without any accompanying notes, this makes it possible for you to carry out broad searches on its database for mentions of names and events within the broadcast.
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Focusing on archives for International Archives Day coming up on 9 June - the world of a radio archivist

Focusing on archives for International Archives Day coming up on 9 June - the world of a radio archivist | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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For International Archives Day on Sunday, 9 June 2013.
There is a promotion going on on social media to promote a Goodledoodle for International Archives Day, something that has never been done before.

The focus is on archives for 9 June for International Archives Day as well, with the hashtag #savearchives.

 

I love being an archivist, and get totally lyrical about finding an interview with an important (or  even not so important) person in history: or that “lost” programme; or listening to material from the previous century…

 

The daily challenges of a sound archivist: http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.jp/2011/09/daily-challenges-of-sound-archivist.html

 

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Save archives on 9 June! #savearchives

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SABC Media Libraries: Inspector Archivist, that is....

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Retah Buys (Archivist, SABC Radio Archives):

The job of an archivist feels like that of an inspector.

 

Anecdote from the archives.

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SABC Media Libraries: Love in the Radio Archives #loveheritage

SABC Media Libraries: Love in the Radio Archives #loveheritage | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

A search for real love stories in the SABC Radio Archives for Valentine's Day on Twitter with the hashtag #loveheritage #archives

via @SABCRadioArc @SABCMediaLib @karentoittoit

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BBC to open online radio archives

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BBC to open online radio archives...The service will be launched "within the next...As well as searching and listening to the archival...The BBC is currently in the process of digitising ...Davie said the website will be "porous" ...

 

The BBC will soon introduce a new radio website, preliminarily named "Audiopedia", that would contain the broadcaster's almost entire archives of radio programmes since the 1940s.

The service will be launched "within the next 12 months", Tim Davie, director of BBC Audio and Music, was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

 

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SABC Media Libraries: The archivist with a gem from the radio archives

SABC Media Libraries: The archivist with a gem from the radio archives | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

A recording that was made on her birth date!

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