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From: Connie Lenzen <>
Subject: RE:[APG] Use of conference CDs
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 13:04:02 -0700
On Friday, 21 April 2006, Rita Ray, a non-member of APG, wrote:
>I have been reading about the CDs made recently at St. Louis and am
>considering a recommendation to my local genealogical society that
>we purchase the CDs for our library. My question is this: Is it a
>fair use of these CDs to conduct workshops where we would play the
>CDs, then have a panel of our members available to answer any
>questions the workshop participants might have?
Non-members of APG are welcome to post questions on the APG list.
Rita was correct to ask the question on the list.
We've seen a number of answers posted by both members and non-members
of APG. (I'm wondering how we can convince the non-members to join.)
I'm reminded of two things as I read postings about fair use.
(1) In my other life as a public-school teacher, we received a
posting from the district attorney advising us to not use videos that
we had rented at the video store in our classrooms. Those were for
private viewing, and when we showed them in the classroom, that
violated fair use.
(2) My son has restaurants that use both live and CD music. He must
receive permission to use both.
In these two cases, there were/are penalties for non-compliance. In
the case of the school, the principal would use the non-compliance in
the teacher's annual evaluation, and it was possible for the district
to be sued. In my son's case, his business could be sued.
Are there penalties for non-compliance in the case of someone who
plays a CD at their genealogical society? Probably not.
So, why should a person comply?
I don't think there is an answer that we can all agree on. It all
depends on where a person is in their moral development.
There are stages that people go through in their moral development.
Without boring everyone with a discussion, I'll give a couple of URLs
that have information:
Connie Lenzen, CG
Outgoing Oregon Chapter APG President.
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Connie Lenzen, CG*
*CG, Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certified
genealogists after periodic evaluation, and the board name is
registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.
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