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School ICT Policies Thread, Copying music CDs in School Administration; As I understand the current laws. I can't copy music from CDs under pain of large pointy sticks and forfiting ...
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    Copying music CDs

    As I understand the current laws. I can't copy music from CDs under pain of large pointy sticks and forfiting a mountain of gold to the music industry. Does this situation apply to schools? I know there used to be 'fair use' rights for things like this. But I thought the EUCD abolished almost all of that.

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    I thought you could copy CD's for use as a backup as long as you have the original media?

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    I have had to deal with a similar issue recently and in my search for information I spoke to BECTA who sent the following to me.

    As far as I know it is illegal unless permission has been granted by the rights owner. Some of the teachers may be thinking that you can make 'personal' copies under 'fair use' provisions, but this is a very narrow condition and I very much doubt copies on a school server would be covered. However, I'd stress that it it depends on what the rights owner has stated they will allow.

    There is a big legal debate about digital file sharing (eg. it is technically illegal in most cases to put copies of mp3's onto your iPod, as you normally need to save them on your Mac/PC first), but changes are probably a while away.

    The school should check license conditions and should consult a professional legal adviser - Becta isn't able to provide advice on these sorts of issues and any information we provide them should not be taken to be legal advice.
    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    Geoff

    Depends on the origin of the music in question. can get quite complicated, even backups is a grey area. "fair use" is now abolished.

    Mitch

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    we refuse to do it here

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    I won't do it here either, but if someone happened to have some music in their User Area and wanted to burn it to CD, I'd sell them a blank, tell them it's naughty and push them out the door.

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    Request a statement from someone at the LEA who deals with multimedia licensing.

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    typical mis-information from the music industry. Copying CD's is NOT theft (as they would have you believe), it is simply copyright infringement. And since when have teachers been concerned about a little copyright infringement!

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    Because copyright infringement is a criminal offence and you can't be a teacher if you have a criminal record.

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Because copyright infringement is a criminal offence and you can't be a teacher if you have a criminal record.
    That would answer the question "Why should they be concerned"

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    you can be a teacher with a criminal record (I'm sure half the teachers I've met have), you just can't be a kiddie fiddler!

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    Did you realise the punishment for copyright infringement is actually higher/worse than being caught fiddling with kids?

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    you can be a teacher with a criminal record (I'm sure half the teachers I've met have), you just can't be a kiddie fiddler!
    Ruth Kelly might disagree... ops: 8O

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    Just done a search in google and found this document. Makes interesting reading
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Copying music CDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Benji1
    Just done a search in google and found this document. Makes interesting reading
    Makes for quite interesting reading. Gives me a couple of ideas about stopping people storing music and the like. Random checking and having people produce CDs on request just for a start.

    It's always good to see bodies producing documents like this for education.



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