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Although the Library is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music materials, there may be content protected by copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. Images identified in the corresponding catalog record as "government" photos are not subject to copyright protection.
Credit Information for the Special Presentation Greatest Hits, 1820-1860. The "Greatest Hits" as listed in the Special Presentation is contained in Julius Mattfeld, Variety Music Cavalcade, 1620-1969; A Chronology of Vocal and Instrumental Music Popular in the United States (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971), which is provided courtesy of the copyright holder, Vincent de Paul Lupiano. Mr. Lupiano is the author, along with Ken Sayers, of "It Was A Very Good Year."
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