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- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: copyright
- From: "Rupert N. Evans" <r-evans4@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 08:24:53 -0500
- Message-id: <199605151324.JAA15850@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
One more (of the many) factors in copyright infringement is the extent to
which you caused the copyright holder to lose potential sales and profits.
Church music is a case in point. For years choirs copied music freely,
believing that since they were not selling the copies, there was no
infringement. The next step was to print music in church bulletins so the
congregation could sing them. A few $10K judgements have convinced many
churches that neither was a good idea, since they limited the opportunity of
publishers to sell music to the church.
One might also mention ethics as a deterrent to copying.
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