EMBARGOED UNTIL FRIDAY, DEC 15 -- In Danville, Calif., on Wednesday, December 13, 2006, Janet Smith of Blackhawk, Calif., stands next to some of the recording equipment she uses to reconfigure old radio shows and music into mp3s, CDs and DVDs. Smith, compiles old-time radio shows and music from her

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EMBARGOED UNTIL FRIDAY, DEC 15 -- In Danville, Calif., on Wednesday, December 13, 2006, Janet Smith of Blackhawk, Calif., stands next to some of the recording equipment she uses to reconfigure old radio shows and music into mp3s, CDs and DVDs. Smith, compiles old-time radio shows and music from her home and markets them on eBay. The old shows are now part of the public domain making it legal for her to sell the old recordings. (Doug Duran/Contra Costa Times)