Messaggio 18 ago 2005, 18:41

Sondaggio-proposta PPL in Gran Bretagna

In un forum per dj inglese ho trovato questo documento della corrispondente SIAE inglese
che sotto ho riportato in originale visto che il mio inglese zoppica un pò e magari qualcuno
di buon cuore mi correggerà nella traduzione per sommi capi.

In pratica la PPL ha stilato una proposta/sondaggio per i dj professionisti.


In pratica si tratta di questo. Basta con i controlli incrociati copie-originali.
Il Dj iscrivendosi e pagando 200 sterline all'anno (mica poco) hanno diritto ad avere 10.000 copie
(limite invalicabile) digitali di brani (non dischi, ma singoli brani).
Di ogni brano può esserne fatta una sola copia. Questa copia può essere utilizzata solo ed
esclusivamente dal disc jockey nelle sue serate e non, per esempio, utlizzata in palestre, bar,
negozi od altro locale al pubblico come musica di sottofondo.
Divieto assoluto di manipolare i pezzi (remix fatti in casa).
La PPL si riserva di imporre il formato DRM e in caso di impossibilità, si impegna a trovare un
formato compatibile con l'attività del dj. Il dj è tenuto a possedere un database aggiornato delle copie
digitali in proprio possesso. Nel momento della cessazione dell'attività tali copie devono essere cancellate.

Questo mi sembra sia il sunto di questa proposta di composizione da parte della PPL nei confronti dei dj.
Qui sotto il testo originale.
A voi la parola......


PPL CONSULTATION PAPER

THE MAKING OF DIGITAL COPIES OF SOUND RECORDINGS
FOR USE AS SPECIALLY FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT

1. INTRODUCTION

To facilitate the lawful making of digital copies of sound recordings by DJs for public performance as specially featured entertainment (i.e. not as background music), PPL has developed a draft licensing arrangement, the key terms and conditions of which are summarised below. The purpose of this Consultation Paper is to obtain the views of interested parties on this arrangement before it is implemented and therefore to ensure that PPL is meeting the needs of the relevant industries.

2. BACKGROUND

The provision of sound recordings for public performance as specially featured entertainment has evolved alongside developments in technology, moving from vinyl to CD and more recently to the use of digital copies of sound recordings (for example, stored on laptop computers or other portable devices).

However, making a digital copy of a sound recording – whether by copying the original vinyl or CD releases, by downloading a track from an illegal internet site or file sharer, or otherwise – is a violation of UK copyright law. In consequence, a significant proportion of those involved in the provision of specially featured entertainment by creating and using such digital copies are regularly committing breaches of UK copyright law.

The position is similar across Europe. In a recent legal case in Italy, a DJ was fined 1.4 million Euros for the unlawful creation and use of digital copies of sound recordings.

3. THE ROLE OF PPL

PPL, the UK record industry collecting society, licenses the public performance and broadcast of millions of sound recordings on behalf of its members. For many years PPL has played a central role in providing collective licensing solutions for the legitimate use of sound recordings as specially featured entertainment. As well as providing venues with licences for the public performance of sound recordings, PPL licenses the production of compilation discs for supply to DJs on a subscription basis.

PPL is now seeking to offer a solution to the problem posed by the unlawful creation of digital copies of sound recordings by DJs for public performance as specially featured entertainment, by providing a practical, legitimate alternative. As noted above, once this legitimate alternative is in place, PPL will then take action against those who continue to make unlawful copies.

Hence PPL is intending to launch a licensing arrangement that will enable DJs to make legitimate digital copies of PPL members’ sound recordings for public performance as specially featured entertainment. The draft licensing arrangement outlined below represents our initial ideas. The purpose of this Consultation Paper is to seek the views and opinions of key operators involved in the provision of specially featured entertainment on the issue of the making and playing of illegal digital copies of sound recordings, and on PPL’s suggested solution.

4. THE DRAFT LICENSING ARRANGEMENT

Under the draft licensing arrangement, bona-fide DJs will register with PPL and be licensed to make and keep digital copies of sound recordings from the PPL repertoire for public performance as specially featured entertainment. Please note that the draft arrangement relates to the exercise of the sound recording copyright only.

PPL’s current intention is that the new arrangement would be non-precedential and would initially operate for a year. Towards the end of that initial year of operation, PPL will consider how the arrangement is working and would be willing to consider requests for a further review of this issue.

Key terms and conditions of the draft arrangement will include the following:

The making of digital copies
(1) The DJ will only be licensed to make digital copies of legitimately-sourced sound recordings owned by the DJ – e.g. vinyl, CDs, digital downloads from legitimate websites. Copies cannot be made from illegitimate sources such as bootleg CDs or unauthorised download sites, or from CDs or digital files borrowed from e.g. another DJ. The DJ will not be permitted to make digital copies of unauthorised “mixesâ€