RE: Music

From: Troxell, James <JTroxell[_at_]>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 09:30:44 -0400

On Fri, Sep 13, 1996, Teresa Ronning <ronnint[_at_]> wrote:
> Someone at our college has created a presentation, turned it into a
> video and would like to put a recording of a currently popular new
> age musician as the background music. This video presentation would
> then be shown to people primarily in the business community. It
> seems clear to me that this could not fall under fair use. It is not
> in a face to face instructional situation and, even though there would
> not be any fee collected, it will be transmitted on a television screen
> to the public.
> My questions are:
> 1. Can anyone explain how we might get permission to use this music?
> I assume we contact the recording company who produced and distributed
> the music. Does anyone have any advice on how to proceed?
> 2. Can anyone offer any argument for fair use of this music as
> background to a video presentation on an unrelated topic?

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James D. Troxell
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