Re: Copyrighted Music in Wedding Videos
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on December 16, 2002 at 02:45:14:
In Reply to: Copyrighted Music in Wedding Videos posted by Jason James on December 15, 2002 at 22:06:38:
: I make wedding videos and photo montages. My clients are always requesting copyrighted music on their tapes and DVDs. Clients rarely order more than 10 copies. Certainly, it's a copyright infringment to simply copy a copyrighted work to their wedding video or montage.
: However, these videos are for private use and not for performance. If I purchased copies of the music, on a one for one basis (for example - I make 5 tapes and purchase 5 copies of the music), and transfer that music to my clients videos, would that be an infringement? Do you think syncronization or mechanical reproduction rights would apply to such a limited use?
: From an ethical standpoint, I don't see any infringement because the artist/label is getting paid. Getting individual licenses from ASCAP or BMI for 5 copies of a wedding video would be impractical.
Dear Mr. James,
There has been some disucussion about licencing photocopy users for to pay for the copies of copyrighted works copied in offices.
M. Arthur Auslander
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