Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bertram Lyons" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Does the fact that this is a home video alter the issues of copyright? If he
> were to do the same thing (i.e. digitize his 78 collection) and publish it
> online as an audio database with full sound files (instead of home video), would
> he be under any sort of copyright violation with the particular labels and
> songwriters associated with said recordings?
> If he happened to be based in Canada, Europe, the British Commonwealth (and
> I suspect most other lands)...and was either using his own web site or one
> operated from the same countries...the only material that would violate
> copyright is material recorded before either 1/1/57 or 2/3/57 (laws vary
> there). However, he would still have to pay publisher royalties, and quite
> possibly fees to his country's performing-rights organization.
> On the OTHER hand...if he happens to be a USA citizen/resident...and/or
> since YouTube is US-owned and US-based...he is in blatant violation of
> the laws on sound-recording copyright...and will be until 1/1/2067...!
> Of course, he still owes the other money noted above as well (which, one
> supposes, he can mail from the jailhouse...?!)
> You can yank on Superman's cape...you can spit into the wind...but you
> DON'T mess around with...RIAA...eh?!
> Steven C. Barr
And you can pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger.
Meaner than a junkyard dog..