Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Dec 2010 22:45 UTC
Multimedia, AV "A tightening of copyright rules means kindergartens now have to pay fees to Germany's music licensing agency, GEMA, to use songs that they reproduce and perform. The organization has begun notifying creches and other daycare facilities that if they reproduce music to be sung or performed, they must pay for a license. 'If a preschool wants to make its own copy of certain music - if the words of a song or the musical score is copied - then they need to buy a license,' GEMA spokesperson Peter Hempel told Deutsche Welle." Honestly. I wonder how those pro-RIAA/MPAA folk we have on OSNews feel about this. This is EXACTLY why I try to do my part (a small part, but still) in fighting big content. I wonder how much has to happen for our politicians to open their eyes, and see current copyright law for what it really is: pure venom. Poison of the most dangerous kind, which is destroying our very culture, which is stifling art and science. News like this SICKENS me. How anyone can defend something like this is beyond me.
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RE[3]: You Called?
by Gone fishing on Thu 30th Dec 2010 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: You Called?"
Gone fishing
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You are human? You have some contact with 3-7 year olds?

The school buys some sheet music for a school sing song and reproduces the words on say a newsletter or letter to the parents (not the music as most parents or 3-7 year olds don't read music) and every time they reproduce the words which the kids will loose 3 or 4 times they pay.

This is reasonably to you?

Presumably because this is causing agonizing financial hardship to a media company.

Presumably because listening to 3 year olds singing yellow submarine will stop you buying the album

Idiot

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