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  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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JerryK

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  1. Ok so there is record he own's the tune. So if he got it from else where whats the issue? He already owned the song.

    I can make a thousand copies of song, (not sure why I would). And I can maintain and use that song for my own personal use, or have folks over and listen to the song, all i want. And I can play it out doors for everyone to enjoy, and some are going to bring me a beer to enjoy while we sit and listen to a copy of a song I purchased, (oh oh, I think i just profited from my song).

    Now, my orginal copy disapeared years ago. and a freak emp pulse wipes me out. But a friend of mine had a back up copy of most of my tunes stored at his house for me on a compurer drive.

    So whats the issue. I purchased the music some time over my 40yrs of music collection.

    So what about the gift of music? If I purchase a cd / dvd and give it to my son, who then inivites people over to share the music movie with, and they give him a beer while they listen to or watch (he benefited). Can he be charged as he did not purchase the rights to the music. Can I be held liable for illeagle distribution of copyrighted materials by giving some one a gift? Oh forgot to mention it was a real good cd, so I made a copy for myself, see I purchased the CD / DVD.

    He just wanted 2 music files, that he already owned the rights to. Requesting the same version he had purchased, Not from a different artist, as he already provided a specific artist with his royalty to be in posession of that song,

    Nuff said, I honestly cound not believe the pounding you folks handed out.

    I think you people really need to learn copyright laws.

    "I can make a thousand copies of song, (not sure why I would). And I can maintain and use that song for my own personal use, or have folks over and listen to the song, all i want. And I can play it out doors for everyone to enjoy, and some are going to bring me a beer to enjoy while we sit and listen to a copy of a song I purchased, (oh oh, I think i just profited from my song). " Perfectly legal

    "Now, my orginal copy disapeared years ago. and a freak emp pulse wipes me out. But a friend of mine had a back up copy of most of my tunes stored at his house for me on a compurer drive. So whats the issue. I purchased the music some time over my 40yrs of music collection. " Not legal, friend purchased songs not you. This is the same as P2P sharing. You didn't buy the music, ripping off musicians.

    "So what about the gift of music? If I purchase a cd / dvd and give it to my son, who then inivites people over to share the music movie with, and they give him a beer while they listen to or watch (he benefited). Can he be charged as he did not purchase the rights to the music.Can I be held liable for illeagle distribution of copyrighted materials by giving some one a gift? No, you purchased the cd/dvd , what you do with it is up to you. Oh forgot to mention it was a real good cd, so I made a copy for myself, see I purchased the CD / DVD. " This is illegal, ripping off again.

    Is just gets me when people can put all kinds of money in to LOR and thousands of lights but can't spend a lousy buck to legally buy a song. If sharing is going on with this site and gets reported, the site could be shut down. Then would that make all of you who think it's fine to share music happy.

    The solution is very simple, like Chuck said, just buy the music and don't ask for it for free.


  2. Does it bug you that people make a video of their display with a song in it and post it on You Tube? Would that be considered another copy? I thought I would ask because you are a musician. I noticed that YouTube does remove music from the videos do to some kind of copyright law. That really got me to thinking and I wonder if we are breaking the law when we make a video of our display with a copyrighted song in it. I am for people buying the song but there must be a reason that record companies ask that the music be pulled from a video of someones display that is posted on YouTube.

    If we are going to hold up the "buy the song" (do not steal) law then we should hold up any other law that is wrapped around this. I decided to go the "ask permission route" to use the song & to make a video of my display with the copy right song in it to post on YouTube or Vimeo (1 or the other). Gives me some peace of mind and a chance to help out a new recording artist. Below is part of an email I got from a fairly large recording place that make curriculum & adventure stories for children to learn and they include music they make in the adventure shows.

    **************************************************************************************************************************************

    Hi Scott,...................

    .....................We were delighted that you could use our music in your displays, and it was nice for you to get permission, music does get ‘stolen’ these days and we have found our songs on free music file sharing sites which is annoying.

    *******************************************************************************************************************

    So yes they get "annoyed" when songs are shared for free, but they like it when you ask as well. Other recording artists song writers have stated that via email to me.

    I have never understood why the songs are pulled from youtube. Perhaps youtube is making money from these. My band hasn't put out CD's but we have to pay fees in order to play in a money making venue. We cannot just rip these songs off a CD and then play them when we learn them. If I had a cd out and 1 person bought that 1 cd and then shared it with 10 other people who used that song in their display, yes it would bother me. If those same 10 people bought that and own it, then no, it wouldn't bother me. Now if they were charging for people to see their display, even though they owned that cd, it would bother me.


  3. First of all that comment is just plain dumb and I will not comment any more on this subject I really can't belive the flaming going on here iam just plain have

    Loss of words. Don't worry I will not ask for anymore help.

    Don

    Ask for help, just don't ask for someone to give you music for free when it can be bought.


  4. Hi all:

    That was not the point of $1.00 yes I could have down loaded them and spent the time to convert them. But I have helped a lot of people with sequences and mp3 files and never did I ever say no or are you to cheep. Remmber the three rules we are here to help each other and to be here for each other and help everyone with thier displays and answer questions. But dont worry I got the files...

    Thanks

    Don In Kenner-LA :wacko:

    Yes, it is to help. But, Chuck has also mentioned numerous times not to ask for music in these forums. Plus these are the 3 rules "We're positive, family friendly and Christmas centric."

    It doesn't say in the rules we have to help each other. I am a musician and it bugs me when people ask for free music. Just as if some software developer had people asking for their software for free.


  5. I am a former member of planet Christmas, and i have been using this site for about 4 years now. Just recently my account was deleted for no reason. (I was an active user on the site) Any possability's as to why this happened? Thank You, Brian C. Rhode Island Lights

    Mine was too. I had to re register. My user id and password didn't work.

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