37118Re: [midatlanticretro] MARCH museum promo video
- Aug 8, 2014Copyright infringement:
With regard to music licensed by ASCAP, BMI or SESAC (the major rights
organizations in the US), it does not matter -who- is performing the
music (original artist, cover artist, instrumental version..
whatever)... it is the music's performance "publicly" that is the
That includes juke boxes, night clubs, concert halls.. regardless of
profit or non-profit status, to say nothing of broadcasting.. over the
air or on the web. ALL of those venues require a license.
Some venues can get a free license (like those 10 watt high school FM
stations)... but most will have to fork over some money. Sometimes,
it's not too much... IIRC, a BMI license for a juke box in a diner
(for example) was about $50 a year. Probably ASCAP is about the
same.. but you'd probably need both licenses. Now and then, you might
notice a decal on the entrance door for a diner, showing that they
have a current ASCAP or BMI license.
And, often as not, using music is what gets stuff bounced from YouTube
or FB. So.. a work-around is to use public domain music (but usually
that is -old- music), use music from a music production library (and
pay a fee for the usage) OR... compose your own music.
Garage Band from Apple will let you do that. And, don't forget to
assert your copyright by placing your name, the year, and the (c)
symbol or the word copyright some where obvious in the work.
73 de Ray
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