RE: [Videolib] Question about use of CDs

Sharon Herfurth (
Thu, 27 Jan 2005 11:27:10 -0600

BMI and ASCAP both have blanket licenses for local governments. The license
covers public libraries. See

Sharon Herfurth
Central Texas Library Sytem
Austin, TX

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

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