Mudcat Café message #366864 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17259   Message #366864
Posted By: Richard Bridge
01-Jan-01 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Copyright thugs
Subject: RE: Copyright thugs
Let's keep reminding ourselves that US copyright law does not extend worldwide, adn the "first sale" doctrine is not universal.

THe other thing to remember is that copyright only restricts the various thnigs that it restricts - EG the rules about public performnace are not infringed by a non-public performance.

THe other other thing to keep in mind is taht in many jurisdictions performers have rights too.