Friday, May 18, 2007

statutory trivia

So I was talking to a friend of mine from Louisiana a while back who revealed some interesting state trivia to me... If you're from any of the states mentioned below and did in fact know this already... just let me have my fun:

If you study carefully the map provided to the right you will find a kind baker who has prepared a tasty treat for our national consumption. The state of Iowa provides the baker's head, with his nose at the far right side. His body is provided by Missouri and Arkansas, his boots by Louisiana, and his baker's cap by Minnesota. He holds in his hands a pie - the tin which is Tennessee and the overflow of scrumptious filling which is Kentucky

Kinda lame, I know... I didn't want to have to require thinking today.

Today you should listen to:
Aqualung "Garden Of Love"
* This is, in general, a fantastic album by the way...


jon arnold said...

tell me about the statutory rate now.

burnshead said...

The United States Copyright Act provides that once a copyright owner has recorded and distributed a work to the U.S. public, a compulsory mechanical license is available to anyone else who wants to record and distribute the work in the U.S. upon the payment of license fees at the statutory rate as set forth in Section 115 of the Act.

As of January 1, 2006 the statutory mechanical rate is as follows: 9.10 Cents for songs 5 minutes or less or 1.75 Cents per minute or fraction thereof over 5 minutes.

jon arnold said...


BMI issues licenses to users of music, including:

television and radio stations and networks;
new media, including the Internet and mobile technologies such as ringtones and ringbacks;
satellite audio services like XM and Sirius;
nightclubs, discos, hotels, bars, and restaurants;
symphony orchestras, concert bands, and classical chamber music ensembles
digital jukeboxes;
live concerts.

It tracks public performances of members’ music, and collects and distributes licensing revenues for those performances as royalties to over 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers it represents, and thousands of creators around the world who have chosen BMI for representation in the U.S.

rachel arnold said...

my mom always told me his name was MIMAL :)

uncle tim said...

i think I just got dumber... worst. post. ever.

jon arnold said...

MIMAL! that's awesome. anyway, here's section 106 of the US copyright law for your review:

Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:

(1) to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;

(2) to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;

(3) to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;

(4) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works, to perform the copyrighted work publicly;

(5) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted work publicly; and

(6) in the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

burnshead said...

OK! enough with the frickin' copyright law already.

tim, in general, i hate you... but considering my derogatory comments as it regarded your bachelor weekend, i'll let it slide and consider us even.