Audio Programs on Night Mind Live are all MP3 Format. The files range in size from 5MB to 50MB, ranging in time length from 30 seconds to an hour. Some files are individually distributed, others are compressed into a ZIP file. Expand the ZIP file to see the MP3 files. ZIP files usually contain a number of MP3 files representing several episodes of a story or program. All purchases so far cost only 99 cents and can be paid for by credit card using PayPal as a guest or a member.
Following the completion of your purchase, you will be sent an email that will enable you to download your audio file; please look for that email in your Inbox. If you are having trouble downloading your product, please contact Night Mind Live, and we will make an effort to deliver the file via email directly to you. If you require a refund, just ask. No problem.
We do not own the copy rights to any of the shows available on this site. We believe that the copyrights have expired, or that the shows are in the public domain because they were never copyrighted. We are not trying to deprive the original creators of any money due to them, and we will remove any recording from our site that is shown to violate a copyright.
Library of Congress statements that the original recordings presented here are within the Public Domain, since they were NOT qualified for copyright protection when presented, nor was any attempt to place them under such copyright protection was made when the window of opportunity for such existed in 1978-1979 when the copyright law regarding such recordings changed. (Such had to be submitted to the Congressional Record for reinstatement at that time, and NO US Broadcasts from the 1929 thru 1950 period was filed for at that time in the Congressional Record – only a few foreign language audio recordings were so filed for in that period, none of which are here in our Library Collection.
Radio shows created before January 1, 1978 are protected by the Copyright Act of 1909 rather than the Copyright Act of 1976 (http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html#hlc ) because according to case law any copyright determinations must be made according the copyright law as it existed before that date.
Assuming the old time radio shows were in the public domainfrom the Copyright Act of 1909, the update of 1976 could not suddenly place them under copyright because they were already in the public domain, and the status of a public domain work is not allowed to ever be reversed.