Re: [Videolib] Question about use of CDs

deg farrelly (
Wed, 26 Jan 2005 12:33:05 -0700

I agree with Gary's comments about single-user use.

But the original query sounds to me as if it is questioning the legality of
playing CDs thru speakers for the general public.

In that case I would say this is not acceptable use. (Even tho bars and
restaurants do it all the time... So.)

deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University at the West Campus
PO Box 37100 
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522

> From: Gary Handman <> > Subject: Re: [Videolib] Question about use of CDs > > urg! > > I'd say, like video, single-user use of copyrighted works is probably > ok...(even tho, technically, I guess, ANY "performance" of copyrighted > works in a public place is public performance) > > Bottom line: wouldn't worry... > > > At 10:16 AM 1/26/2005 -0600, you wrote: >> Dear Videofolk, >> >> This question is slightly off-topic but I wondered if anyone has any >> experience or knowledge about possible copyright issues in this particular >> situation. One of our public libraries sent me this query: >> >> "I was curious if any violations are breached if we play music via cd >> player in the library. Are copyright laws broken if music is playing for >> the public? " >> >> What would you folks say?? >> >> Thanks. >> >> >> >> Barbara Rhodes

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