[Air-L] public private

Jim Porter porterj8 at msu.edu
Fri Aug 10 14:41:02 PDT 2007

Sorry, but Ed's point needs to be challenged in several ways: (1) "According
to US Copyright Law" -- there's no such thing as a generic universal "IP
law." And (2) Within US Copyright Law, the Fair Use provision does sanction
*some* forms of copying without permission. It does matter where you do it,
how you do it, and how much you do it.  Jim Porter

> sorry
> IP law is really clear on this.
> once I put the ideas into form, they are protected by copyright law.
> You can't copy my song without permission. If you do, it's infringement.
> Doesn't matter where you do it.  If I find out about it, I can seek a
> cease and desist order
> On Aug 10, 2007, at 12:54 PM, Conor Schaefer wrote:
>>  It's more of a philosophical issue to me than a legal
>> one, the answer to whether street performance of a piece grants
>> another
>> the right to play it. This is especially pertinent in your analogy to
>> the net, because of the compartmentalization of spaces. For instance,
>> while you as a street performer might take issue with my playing your
>> song on the corner opposite you, what if I'm doing it on the other
>> side
>> of town? What if on another continent? While word might eventually
>> reach
>> your ears of this, don't assume that you could use a search engine to
>> find work you made--especially if it's multimedia, an area in which
>> the
>> search industry is trying desperately to improve performance.
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