Monthly Archives: October 2011

Article: Copyright Q&A: Movies in the Dormitory ??? Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Copyright Q&A: Movies in the Dormitory ??? Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/2011/05/02/copyright-qa-movies-in-the-dormitory/

If you are looking for an absolute and air-tight legal answer to this situation, there isn???t one.?? Yet it seems reasonable to conclude that an impromptu movie gathering???not advertised in advance, with no elaborate planning and certainly no admission fee, realistically attended only by the dorm residents who frequent that particular lounge???would not be a public performance.?? Showing the movie should be okay.?? Enjoy the vampires.

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Article: Copyright Q&A: Movies in the Dormitory ??? Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Copyright Q&A: Movies in the Dormitory ??? Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/2011/05/02/copyright-qa-movies-in-the-dormitory/

The Copyright Act offers a few possibilities for defining a ???public performance,??? but this is the provision of greatest relevance: ???to perform ??? it at a place open to the public or at any place where a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family and its social acquaintances is gathered. . .??? (see the definitions in Section 101).??

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Article: Looks like Congress has declared war on the internet ??? Tech News and Analysis

Looks like Congress has declared war on the internet ??? Tech News and Analysis
http://gigaom.com/2011/10/27/looks-like-congress-has-declared-war-on-the-internet/

In effect, the new law would route around many of the protections in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including the ???safe harbor??? provisions (a number of law professors have said that they believe the proposed legislation would be unconstitutional because it is a restraint on freedom of speech). The idea that ISPs and internet users can avoid penalties if they remove content once they have been notified that it is infringing, for example, wouldn???t apply under the new legislation ??? and anyone who provides tools that allow users to access blacklisted sites would also be subject to penalties.

In addition to using what some are calling the ???internet death penalty??? of removing infringing websites from the DNS system so they can???t be found, the proposed bill would also allow copyright holders to push for websites and services to be removed from search engine results and to have their supply of advertising cut off ??? and would require that payment companies like PayPal and ad networks comply with these orders. If you liked what PayPal and others did when they shut off donations to WikiLeaks, you???re going to love the new Stop Online Piracy Act.

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Speak in Time ?? ?? Storied Theology Storied Theology

“Say what you need to say for your own time and place, realize that
the people who came before you said what they needed to say for their
own time and place, and don???t worry about saying something that will
be viewed as correct for the next five centuries of Christian faith
and practice.”

http://www.jrdkirk.com/2011/10/24/speak-in-time/

(Source: http://twitter.com/jrdkirk/status/128508958351687681)

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