RE: [Videolib] Question about use of CDs

Hooft, Robert (
Wed, 26 Jan 2005 11:31:20 -0800

In Canada, SOCAN has charged numerous bars and restaurants with copyright infingement for playing CD's and levied hefty fines. Also, if your a "Bar band", you have to buy a licence from SOCAN before you can play "covers" of others peoples music.....just FYI.

Robert Hooft
Justice Institute of B.C. Library
715 McBride Blvd
New Westminster, B.C.
V3L 5T4
Ph: 604-528-5598
Fx: 604-528-5593

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Gary Handman
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:47 AM
To: Barbara Rhodes, Media Consultant, Northeast Texas;
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Question about use of CDs


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??
>Barbara Rhodes
>Media Consultant
>Northeast Texas Library System
>Videolib mailing list

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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