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Mark Carrara
Questions on Rights
on Aug 25, 2008 at 5:57:48 pm

I'm not sure this the the correct forum to post this question, if not please direct me to a better location.

I also know that asking legal advice on a web forum is not always the smartest thing to do, but here goes anyway.

I will be video streaming a live performance over the web. The singer will be doing Broadway classics. Here's what I think I know:
It is streaming so I do not need mechanical rights

I do need to pay ASCAP or BMI or both for the performance rights for the songs.

I need to get the performers release to use their performance.

Do I need sync rights? The only visuals will be the singer performing it is not sync'ed to any other images.

Thanks.

Mark

Mark Carrara
Technology Coordinator
School District of Gilman
Gilman, WI


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Mark Suszko
Re: Questions on Rights
on Aug 26, 2008 at 2:26:20 pm

I think you still need mechanical rights. Streaming is not immune. Ask any internet radio station.


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