--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "davezeltserman" <davezelt@...> wrote:
> Libraries allow you to take out music CDS + dvds/videos also. I think
> all in all they're good for authors, and you would probably have more
> authors complaining about Amazon selling used books side-by-side with
> new books than about libraries.
I'm talking about radio and television broadcasting and about showing
movies publicly. You have to pay. And if you play somebody's song with
your band, you have to pay. as long as it's in copyright.
If I read somebody's novel in its entirety over the air on the radio,
or if I put my reading of it on the Internet, I would very likely have
to pay to do it. But someone can go to the public library and read it
and the author gets nothing.
And a direct comparison: if you wanted put the text of a copyrighted
book on the Internet for anyone to read, you would not be allowed to
do it. But the library is allowed to do it, etc.
Very tricky subject...
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