Apparently 41 countries recognise public lending rights and 28 have a system
in place. There is no recognition in the US, South America, South Africa or
----- Original Message -----
From: "jacquesdebierue" <email@example.com>
> 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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