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There is a website called Archive.org that has scans of books and printed materials, recordings etc. from various universities and I was pointed towards it by a mention on Film Score Monthly's website forum about scans of some conductor books of film scores by the great Victor Young.

I also found on there a scan of Leon Kochnitzky's book Sax And His Saxophone.

Does anyone know if this is a legit organisation or if their offering all this is illegal?

I think I know the answer and if it is illegal, then how have they got away with it?

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"Legal" depends on your legal point of view. The Internet Archive, aka archive.org, has faced legal action before, and sometimes agreed to remove materials (typically webpages).

As for "legitimate," the State of California recognizes The Internet Archive as a library, which would presumably give them the right to have a copy of anything published. Kochnitzky was published - Young's film scores might not be considered published.
 
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