Re: Public Performance

Rhonda Rosen (
Thu, 10 Sep 1998 10:04:49 -0700

i was thinking of you last nite...but i needed to go to sleep early.
i'm dying to hear from joni also, but it was too late to call her last nite.
i just didn't think about you guys early enough!!

actually, i just wanted to bury my head last nite. my mom called me to
discuss and/or encourage me to have artificial insemination to have a child...
i need this like a hole in the i'm not depressed enough at the
thought of not having a family....

At 09:38 AM 9/10/98 -0700, you wrote:
>On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Tom Furtwangler wrote:
>> Could someone let me know the mechanics by which your rights are most
>> commonly defined? IE: Are the performance rights defined/granted through a
>> statement on your invoice/packing slip, through a separate contract or
>> correspondance, or by another mechanism? Some exact phrasing (maybe sent
>> off list) would be incredibly helpful.
>In Canada, our educational institutions have been deemed public places,
>and we therefore need to have public performance rights in our programs
>used in a classroom.
>Putting the rights directly on the package is the most helpful.
>Being specific, such as "This program may be used in an educational
>setting, in front of a group" avoids the legal definitions of
>'public performance' which vary from country to country.
>The producer/distributor may also wish to add: No admission may be
>charged, or other rights statements that apply.
>While it is useful to describe the rights in a catalogue - after all
>the buyer needs to know - this is not enough.
>Putting the rights info. on an invoice/packing slip is not satisfactory
>for those of us who have large institutions, where the receiving of the
>item and the processing is done by people who have no knowledge of such
>matters and may not forward the info. to the cataloguer or media dept.
>As Appalshop replied, including info. as to use in all 3 places:
>catalogue, invoice, and container would be very helpful.
>Susan Weber, Media Librarian e-mail:
>Langara College
>Advanced Education Media Acquisitions Centre (AEMAC)
>100 West 49th Avenue Tel: 604-323-5533
>Vancouver, B.C. Canada Fax: 604-323-5475