[DECtalk], Re: copyright

  • From: "Horspool, Matthew F." <drjaws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 14:48:14 -0000

In which case, then, no US citizen is allowed under any circumstance to
have the Red Dwarf Scripts or associated material in there possession!

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-----Original Message-----
From: dectalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dectalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Tony Baechler
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 2:45 PM
To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: copyright


Hi.  Most probably yes.  The US copyright law is very clear on 
this.  First, if you just consider the scripts, they are illegal because

they are written post-1922.  If you consider that the scripts are being 
done as a public performance, this falls into other copyright laws but 
would still apply.  Public performance would apply in this case because
a 
synthesizer is reading the scripts and playing all the parts.  The files

are being made available for public download.  It is really no different

than mp3 music.  Note that these laws apply in many European countries
as 
well, but they are more relaxed on sound recordings and such.  I know
very 
little of European and Canadian copyright law but my understanding is
that 
since they are primarily for the blind and are not being sold, it's 
probably legal.  You would need to check more fully into local copyright

laws to verify this.  In one European country, Holland I think, DVDs may
be 
copied and given away as long as they are not sold.  Again, further 
checking would need to be done to verify this.  As far as I know, Andre
is 
in Europe so would fall under those laws, not the US laws.

At 11:05 AM 12/29/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>Going along these lines, does this mean that those in the US that have 
>Red Dwarf by DECtalk are breaking the law?


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