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From: "Jackie King" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] My sympathies
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 01:20:12 -0500
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I know I am new to this group - but might I further muddle the waters on
this whole question ....
Because these lectures are being recorded and then distributed by CD it
would seem to me that they do not fall under many of the copyright laws that
I see being quoted but do fall under the digital copyright laws.
As a 30 year broadcaster I can tell you whether extemporaneous or not,
our on0-air utterances were copyrighted - something the digital laws seem to
In lieu of a licensing agreement that specifically points out your rights,
public lectures that have been recorded and then sold may also fall under
the public performance rights of copyright law. Usually those are included
in the statement on the CD or label. If not, there may be a gray area.
And then there is always the right of someone who buys a copy of a music CD.
Do they not have the right to listen to it in a group? If so, I fear most of
us have probably broken the law many times over as we've played our favorite
??'s tune when a group of our classmates gets together. Is there any
difference between a lecture CD and a music CD?
Just a few thoughts from a very interested observer.
On 4/22/06, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG <> wrote:
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> Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 12:40 AM
> That being why a lecturer would be concerned over someone who legally
> purchased a recording of a presentation sharing that with other historical
> society volunteers in the hopes that the content of the lecture will help
> them teach others.
> Joan, I think this sentence needs to be parsed: ". legally purchased a
> recording" -Legally purchased only means you did not buy a bootlegged
> "sharing that with other" -- as pointed out before at least the Repeat
> Performance tapes say this is for private use only, not any kind of public
> "historical society volunteers" - although it is nice of them to give
> time, like the rest of us they should expect to pay for their education or
> it devalues the education.
> "in the hopes that the content of the lecture will help them teach
> - no one learns in a vacuum. But they need to ask permission to play the
> lecture to a group. What is so hard about that?
> Other alternatives would be for the historical society to buy the
> for their volunteers to listen to privately; the members to buy the
> recordings; or like a well-used book - pass it around to your friends who
> play if for themselves.
> My .02,
> -- Elissa
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