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Re: Downloading music at work
From: Buz Dale <buz.dale () USG EDU>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 10:46:31 -0400

I'd be worried about other licensing issues.  From BMI:

When you purchase a record, tape, CD or mp3 the purchase price covers
your private listening right only. Once you decide to play these in
public - such as in a restaurant, bar, café or telephone music-on-hold
service - it becomes a "public performance." The copyright owners of
musical works have the exclusive right of public performance. Therefore,
any public performances by others require permission.

Not that I like it.  I just think it should be considered.


Theresa Semmens wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the music would be allowable if it is used in a
face-to-face classroom setting for the purpose of education.  Giving the
students a copy of the music might not be appropriate. 


Theresa Semmens, CISA
NDSU IT Security Officer
PO Box 6050
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701-231-5870
FAX: 701-231-8541
Theresa.Semmens () ndsu edu

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
looks like work."  Thomas Edison 


From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Winders, Timothy A
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Downloading music at work


From what I understand, the iTunes license allows you to use the downloaded
files on 5 authorized computers.  This is handled through the iTunes store
automatically.  I would say, in this case, there is nothing to worry about.

Now, that part about using it for dance class... I don't know.  There might
be something which prevents this type of use, but, in general, I'd say you
are OK.

On 10/1/08 9:06 AM, "Todd Bossaller" <bossallert () MOVAL EDU> wrote:

I have a faculty member that teaches dance and wants to download iTunes to
an institutional PC to add and rearrange music for their dance class.  (She
uses and iPod)  If the music is purchased on their personal account and then
transferred to a PC that is owned by the institution, is this copyright
Has anyone else faced this issue and what did you do?
Thank you,

Tim Winders | Associate Dean of Information Technology | South Plains

Buz Dale
buz.dale () usg edu Network Support Services

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