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Topic: OT: Copyright Bruhaha (2 msgs / 95 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Sandy, since you are a lawyer, can you set us all straight on what the laws
are regarding posting info from a website w/out citing the website? Thanks,
Jeremy
---Well, I AM a lawyer (and singer/songwriter) and not an engineer. When
you buy an album, you are buying the right to listen to the music on
it in perpetuity, as well as to reproduce it in a different medium--
tape, CD-R, .mp3--for your OWN personal use, e.g., listening to it.
That is the "fair use" doctrine.  If you distribute any reproduction
of that album you are infringing on the copyright.
It gets even weirder. Suppose you buy a CD lawfully, at full price.
Suppose, too, that you own a retail or dining establishment and
decide to play that CD during business hours so that it is audible to
(and presumably, enjoyed by) your customers. Believe it or not,
unless you buy a license from ASCAP or BMI, you have NOT bought the
right to play that CD in a commercial establishment unless only you
can hear it.  I fully expect that their next target will be doctors'
and dentists' offices that play CDs for the benefit of their patients
and staff.
It sucks, but that's the way it is.
On Nov 2, 2006, at 1:46 PM, Kevin wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

2) From: Sandy Andina
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Well, I am not an intellectual property specialist (my knowledge of  
copyright was necessitated by my being both a performer and on the  
advisory board of the Webcasters' Alliance--a group of independent  
noncommercial Internet radio stations), but it seems to me that since  
web content is subject to the same copyright as written material, it  
is copyright infringement to post stuff lifted from websites without  
at least citing the URL, if not actually mentioning the author.
On Nov 3, 2006, at 2:01 PM, Jeremy DeFranco wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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Well, I am not an intellectual =
property specialist (my knowledge of copyright was necessitated by my =
being both a performer and on the advisory board of the Webcasters' =
Alliance--a group of independent noncommercial Internet radio stations), =
but it seems to me that since web content is subject to the same =
copyright as written material, it is copyright infringement to post =
stuff lifted from websites without at least citing the URL, if not =
actually mentioning the author.
On Nov 3, 2006, at 2:01 PM, =
Jeremy DeFranco wrote:
Sandy, = since you are a lawyer, can you set us all straight on what the laws are = regarding posting info from a website w/out citing the website? Thanks, = Jeremy ---Well, I AM a lawyer (and singer/songwriter) and not an = engineer. When   you buy an album, you are buying the right to = listen to the music on   it in perpetuity, as well as to = reproduce it in a different medium-- tape, CD-R, .mp3--for your OWN = personal use, e.g., listening to it.   That is the "fair use" = doctrine.  If you distribute any reproduction   of that album = you are infringing on the copyright. It gets even weirder. = Suppose you buy a CD lawfully, at full price.   Suppose, too, = that you own a retail or dining establishment and   decide to = play that CD during business hours so that it is audible to   (and = presumably, enjoyed by) your customers. Believe it or not,   unless= you buy a license from ASCAP or BMI, you have NOT bought the   = right to play that CD in a commercial establishment unless only = you   can hear it.  I fully expect that their next target = will be doctors'   and dentists' offices that play CDs for the = benefit of their patients   and staff. It sucks, but = that's the way it is. On Nov 2, 2006, at 1:46 PM, Kevin = wrote: > I thought when you purchased an album you paid for = the rights then   > in there. Sandy = www.sandyandina.com Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.com = --Apple-Mail-15--337475202--


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