playing music at a church activity

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playing music at a church activity

Postby dsgunn130908 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:23 am

hi all we have just been given a new rented building to use 24/7 can we play music at activities ie pop music if so do we need a license?.

Also can we use a karakoe machine?.

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:31 am

There are two parts to any answer: Church policies and the law.

For a quick overview of the legal answer, see Handbook 2, 21.1.12 Copyrights.

For church policy, see Handbook 2, 14.9 Additional Music Policies and Guidelines.
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Postby dsgunn130908 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:49 am

RussellHltn wrote:There are two parts to any answer: Church policies and the law.

For a quick overview of the legal answer, see Handbook 2, 21.1.12 Copyrights.

For church policy, see Handbook 2, 14.9 Additional Music Policies and Guidelines.


Reading that the answer in NO to music and karakoe. Id this the case is there a yes or no answer if you cant play music how can we have dances.
What is the stance on DVDs etc

Thanks
Is there anything which gives a yes or no answer.

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:00 am

dsgunn130908 wrote:Reading that the answer in NO to music and karakoe. Id this the case is there a yes or no answer if you cant play music how can we have dances.
What is the stance on DVDs etc

Thanks
Is there anything which gives a yes or no answer.


The Priesthood leaders with responsibility over the ward/stake (or district/branch) hold the keys to interpreting the handbook and if it's allowable from a church policy standpoint. In this case, I'd suggest reading Handbook 2, 13.6.6

Presumably if you hire a DJ, he would hold the necessary performance license to play music.

As for a DVD not published by the church, most are licensed "for home use". The church is not a home. You'd either need to get a license or the permission of the copyright holder to show it.

Again, laws depend on the country in question.
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Postby marianomarini » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:10 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Again, laws depend on the country in question.

You are right.
Here in Italy we can use freely any music if the activity involve only "invited poeple" (private meeting) and, most of all, with no fee.
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