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From: "mybones" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] My sympathies
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 09:02:59 -0400
> However, that brings us back to square one where we started out in the
> beginning of this discussion. That being why a lecturer would be concerned over
> someone who legally purchased a recording of a presentation sharing that with
> other historical society volunteers in the hopes that the content of the
> lecture will help them teach others.
I've been reading this discussion with interest as someone who lectures, but has not had one recorded yet, but might in the future.
I'd like to present a hypothetical situation.
Let's say I legally purchase an audio or video recording and present it at a genealogical society meeting of, say, 30 people. The concern seems to be that the speaker is missing out on the royalties from that talk. Of all the recordings made at all the conferences, what are the chances that any of those 30 people would have, at some time in the future, gone out and purchased that same recording? Close to nil. Yet if I was willing to share that recording with fellow society members, it would be because I thought others would benefit from it. There might be a member of the audience who finds the recording so valuable that they might ask how they can get a copy to review for themselves. Or someone might have enjoyed the speaker so much that they now want to purchase other talks done by the same person. Or when they attend conferences from now on, they'll look for recordings when they may not have done so otherwise.
I guess I just don't see why recorded speakers are so adamant about this. I see it as free advertising.