Do a search regarding copyright law and Section 202.20(d) exemptions.... There is a lot of stuff there.
To obtain a copyright, the entire broadcast must be provided to the copyright office. If for example, as we all know, edited versions were done, for many reasons. You can get a section 202.20(d) exemption if the entire original work does not exist anymore, and considering the state of some of the original 2" tapes, that is not unheard of. However, for most of the history of the ministry Dr. Scott required a 3/4" backup done, as well as an audio tape backup. Thus, like Eisenhower's inaugural address that I reference in my blog, you can piece back together the entire broadcast.
This due diligence is required by the copyright office. Broadcasts that are intentionally edited and submitted may have their copyright protection retroactively denied. I tried to tell Patrick Robinson's lawyers this but they were idiots.
A very dear friend is a senior attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and there are all kinds of things that can be done to challenge the copyright (including a 3rd party providing the missing segments of a broadcast) or to help complete it.
I am not opposed in principle to the copyright being maintained, but since it has been used as a weapon to ruin the lives of people who wanted no more than to do what Dr. Scott wanted done, which is sharing the teaching, this is one of the options that we have after we start a review of the materials that are there.
She has painted herself into a corner on this one. If she pulls the materials provided for copyright, she loses copyright protection and also provides a means for those harmed by her lawsuits to sue her for malicious prosecution. If it is found that the submitted works are simply incomplete, then, through the Kings House community we can probably find tapes that bridge the gaps. Additionally, (and I have no knowledge one way or another at this time), if only intentionally edited (the 1491 Section 202.20(d) waivers out of 3626 broadcasts submitted to this date) were provided, my friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation might have something to say about that through the existing processes at the Copyright office.
I would additionally note that no copyright deposits have happened since July of 2020, near the time that Patrick had to default on his challenges...
That may possibly denote intent to withhold broadcasts from copyright. If that is the case, then through the Kings House community, those missing broadcasts can be submitted to the Copyright office for copyright protection in the name of the copyright owners. This does not help free the broadcasts for the community, but it does help provide a complete record for that inevitable time when Melissa passes from the scene.....
Interesting ain't it.