Music: Bargain Scores

Thanks to the war and the loopholes in copyright laws, fancy prices for imported symphonic scores have gone down as much as 50%. Hampton Publications, Inc., a new Manhattan firm, last week had a rush of orders. Hampton had put on the market its first batch of scores, European editions which had simply been photographed and printed by photo-offset.

The process sounds like copyright piracy but is not. It is illegal to reprint someone else's copyrighted edition of a book, or to sell an unauthorized recording of a broadcast, or to broadcast news from...

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