Today in Copyright History: 2/15

On February 15, 1972, Congress extended federal protection to sound recordings fixed and first published on or after that date.  Recordings fixed earlier remained under the protection of state laws.

 By Indale Iglesias (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

By Indale Iglesias (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.