The person has decided to preserve our cultural heritage by organizing a studio of digital piracy called Old Radio and violating copyrights of authors who have never hold demands against the manager.
His name is Yuri Metyolkin, and it took him 5 years to find, describe, reproduce, restore, listen, record, digitize and put the information on the Internet. Yuri collects everything he can find splicing 360 pieces of films from time to time.
He says he digitizes files all the time. He digitized the entire federal library in Moscow and it took him 3,5 years to do that.
He chose 50-100 Lps, took them home, cleaned and restored, digitized, put on the catalog, gave them names, photographed their covers and broadcast them. He digitizes only those things which are not on the Internet.
Once Yuri got a whole collection of Soviet radio programs. That was a very popular program, every guest attended it once that is why it was considered unique. Joe Dassin was one of the guests. Even France lacks a similar interview. People who participated in creation of the programs say that no record of them were preserved. They were very happy to know that somebody managed to restore them.
It is much easier to digitize a book than a sound. You need to do it online, have qualitative equipment and be ready to work with it at the professional level.
It takes many hours a day to digitize sounds. The work is very complicated.
He says he is for free downloading of any file on the Internet but does not feel like going against the law as it can result in closing the radio.
No author has sued Yuri yet as they are all forgotten and are happy to be broadcast.
According to Steve Jobs, what does not appear on the 1st page of the search engine does not exist. Today only scandalous news are of some interest. Things that require patience and consideration including our heritage are never on the surface.
No nation can survive without its culture and history.
The quality of modern radio programs leaves much to be desired as compared to programs of the past. We don’t have a right to forget our past.
Western countries created funds that deal with digitizing of national and international heritage. Old Radio just does the same.
We can’t afford throwing away even one phonogram as we need everything. The more information we preserve the better it is for all of us. That is what I do, says Yuri.