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Re: [ARSCLIST] 2008 Proposed Amendments to Canada's Copyright Act
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From: "David Lennick" <dlennick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Steven C. Barr wrote:
I assume you mean "recording anything THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED
----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard L. Hess"
It DOES however give them the right to fine you for recording anything and
playing it back anytime anywhere forever, probably including anything you
videotaped 25 years ago. Since our government can't even keep secret
documents out of train cars or their girlfriends' apartments, let alone
find their posterior without a GPS, I don't think we'll be getting a knock
on the door and jackboots going for our iPods just yet.
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=3570473&Language=e&Mode=1&File=27#1Well, I can't afford to hire a lawyer to translate...but it appears, at
least to me,
that the revised Law doesn't (Gott sei dank...!) replace the 50-year (or
term of sound recordings in Canada with its US of A counterpart
"eternity plus five more years"...!)
Steven C. Barr
BY ANOTHER PARTY and playing it back FOR THE PUBLIC"...right? Otherwise,
I'm breakin' the county law by listening to my old cassettes...some of 78's,
taken off the radio, and some recorded at my own performances...!
Note that Canadian sound recordings still have copyright terms of 50 years
some months, to be exact)...so CRIA weren't successful in getting the US of
"infinite" term they were hoping for!
Steven C. Barr