Daytona Beach Charity Movie Night Put On Hold Due To Copyright
from the can't-do-something-good-unless-you-pay-up dept
Now, those who follow the copyright world may immediately scoff and say: "What were they thinking? Of course they need a license to hold a movie night!" But, it shows how most non-copyright-infatuated folks think: what's wrong with bringing together a local community, and showing them a legally purchased or rented movie to help build community spirit or raise money for an event or charity? That seems like a perfectly reasonable (and kind-hearted) thing to do. But, now, the city may have to lose money on the event if it goes forward. It will have to pay at least a $500 license, and won't be allowed to solicit donations. Puts a bit of a damper on the whole thing. Perhaps an up-and-coming movie producer might want to donate their movie to the event to help the city get around having to pay such a fee.