[joe-frank-list] Re: make Joe's radio public

Robert Holland rholland356 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 3 19:54:07 PST 2004

Rubbish, Dave.

Joe's work was broadcast, but never in the public
domain. He and his heirs will retain copyright for
quite a long time.

I like it that Joe is leveraging the technology that
others used to share his work. He's asked those who
shared and collected to please cease and desist from
distributing the recordings, and certainly to refrain
from transcribing his work into written scripts.


--- Dave Dyer <ddyer at real-me.net> wrote:

> Joe's work was all public, or at leat 95% of if was,
> due to the
> dilligent efforts of his fans, who collected,
> stored, and supplied
> bandwidth to distribute it.  All at no cost (and no
> income) to 
> Joe.  But it did keep the flame alive, and the
> sometimes inferior
> technical quality and/or censored for airplay
> versions served to
> tease fans into buying real copies on CD.
> Lets be charitable and say that Joe is in a dry
> spell in his
> creative career, and is trying various means to cash
> in
> on his glory days, when he had an audience of
> millions.
> His live performances are great (so I've read here)
> but play
> to those who remember his radio work.  This
> subscription
> plan is another way to extract a little more cash
> from his
> ageing fan base.  I don't see either of these things
> as
> career advancing moves.  Sadly, I fear his remarks
> upon
> receiving the lifetime achievement award will prove
> accurate.
> I have no idea if joefrank.com is being created by
> well paid
> professionals or another cadre of devoted fans, but
> I can't
> imagine that this subscription plan will generate
> enough income
> to justify a realistic account of the expenses
> involved.  Meantime
> it has succeeded in making joe's work a lot less
> acessable.
> That can't be good for the long run.
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