FW: [Videolib] Public performance rights question

Susan Albrecht (albrechs@wabash.edu)
Sun, 19 Sep 2004 18:49:39 -0500 (EST)

>From Dennis Doros:
> -- I just suggested that proper respect and adherence to copyright is not
> a
> sign of a totalitarian state, but a society who values the work of the
> individual artist.

> But we're not talking about the individual artist after his/her death, are
> we?

>From Lisa Flanzraich:
> It has to do with corporate ownership--MM will never ever be in public
> domain.

> I know; that's my point--it's no longer about the "freedoms" of the artist
> to profit from his/her work, but about how long the copyright holder can
> rake in $.

Susan now:
But what does it matter? It's the way copyright law is written, period.
Whether an individual thinks it's right that the heirs (or coporate
cronies) of an artist deserve the profit is a moot point. I mean, you can
always lobby the legislature to revise the copyright laws, but this is
just life.

Susan Albrecht

Acquisitions Coordinator
Lilly Library
Wabash College

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