Klarinet Archive - Posting 001332.txt from 1998/03
From: "Scott Morrow" <sdm@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Urgent Plea
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:40:45 -0500
>This is a wonderful idea. It is also, unfortunately, illegal. Contrary
>to popular belief, there is no "fair use" right to make an extra copy
>for performance purposes. Should your orchestra be the one that gets
>"checked on" (rare, but you just never know when ASCAP might send over a
>couple of investigators in bad suits . . .) you are going to be out some
----------> I wasn't talking about making extra copies of the rental music
for other performers; I was talking to making a copy of the piece of music
that you have rented (and, if necessary, is right on your music stand for
proof!) for the specific purpose of making notations for the performance and
which will be destroyed after the performance. Why wouldn't this be legal?
Everyone who is legally entitled to be paid gets paid!