[d@DCC] Public performance
cmacd at achilles.net
Sat Sep 4 09:38:29 EDT 2004
> I also don't follow how this is a "public performance" right, suggesting
> that if the monitor of the computer was in a public place was somehow
> different than one in a private home. Such a right may exist with the work
> itself, and apply when privately communicated by the copyright holder to
> the audience (IE: through the "private internet"). I don't see how any
> such claimed right is reasonable to exert when talking about works
> communicated via the "public internet".
If you buy a Video, you may have noticed that the fine print indicates
that it is "Licensed for Private home use only" If you then take that
tape and use it as part of a lecture, the general rule is that you are
expected to Pay the piper in the form of a "public performance license".
Likewise, I have some 16mm Woody Woodpecker cartoons that were sold
back in the 1950's for "home use". If I were to project them on my
Garage door next time their is a street party I would in theory have to
get a Public performance license.
What Dan is saying is that this provision is trying to create the same
thing for a teacher piping his/her monitor to a classroom projector, and
showing the class a website. (which is more friendly to the net than
telling the little ones to each download their own copy - although just
telling them all to type and download may not count as a public performance)
Charles MacDonald Stittsville Ontario
cmacd at achilles.net Just Beyond the Fringe
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