Comments on: Canadian High School Tries Too Hard To Get Rights To “Hamilton” http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/ in partnership with the New School Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:59:45 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 By: Following Up On The Canadian High School “Hamilton” Videos – Arts Integrity Initiative http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-50 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:43:41 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-50 […] performance rights to Hamilton, Wexford Collegiate School of the Arts’s Hamilton videos drew a great deal attention earlier this month, perhaps as much for being pulled from YouTube than from their short life online. A CBC video […]

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By: Alexander Galant http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-49 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:35:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-49 Agreed. They should have known better regarding copyright rules. This is not only a hard lesson for students to learn respect of intellectual property but this is also an opportunity to be educated about the other side. All artists should learn about copyright rules to protect their own work in the future.

It’s a lesson I had to learn the hard way.

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By: Howard Sherman http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-48 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:53:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-48 A valuable contribution to the conversation from Toronto intellectual property attorney Adam Jacobs of Hayes eLaw https://hayeselaw.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/wexford-collegiate-v-hamilton-understanding-grand-and-small-rights/

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By: Linda http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-47 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:22:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-47 Hi Jerry, it looks to me like you probably mean the Musicality Cover or maybe Range A Capella’s videos on youtube. If I’m remembering US copyright laws correctly, there is a mandatory licensing right for covers of songs, which means that if you want to record a cover of someone else’s copyrighted songs, they can’t stop you. You also only have to pay a licensing fee for that cover if you then monetize the cover- sell downloads of it for example. The fact that the videos are posted to youtube or have ads on them dont necessarily mean that the groups have monetized them either, because on youtube, the copyright holders of material used in videos that they (the copyright holders) didnt upload to youtube have the option of selecting to have the revenue from the video forwarded to them rather than just completely taken down.
From what I’ve seen, those videos with so many views are more like straight covers of the songs- the costumes, set, lighting, etc. aren’t very similar to the staged version of hamilton. I would assume this accounts for the difference in treatment! 🙂

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By: Wexford Collegiate v. Hamilton: Understanding Grand and Small Rights http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-45 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:13:22 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-45 […] involved, the musical performances have already been removed from YouTube, and online commentators, such as Howard Sherman from Arts Integrity, called out Wexford Collegiate for infringing copyright. However, the situation is more nuanced […]

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By: breadalbane http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-46 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:42:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-46 Absolutely, respect for other artists is extremely important, and theft is a very serious charge. Which is why the very first thing the teacher in question did was to seek legal advice about having her students present excerpts from this show. The legal advice received allowed her to present excerpts from “Hamilton” under very specific conditions, which were followed to the letter. While there may be legitimate differences of opinion about the quality of the legal advice Wexford received, at no time was “theft” — or a lack of respect for the originating artist — part of the equation.

Not that you’d know that, mind you, from reading this particular poorly-researched article.

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By: Jared Towler http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-44 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 21:00:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-44 The teachers have to teach responsible use of arts. They have clearly gone over the line. They should not be praised.

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By: jeffsalzberg http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-43 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:03:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-43 Well, no. We should not be praising their theft of someone’s intellectual property. In an educational theatre setting, the very first thing that should be taught is respect for other artists.

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By: Guy Assif http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-42 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:55:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-42 We all should be praising the example set by the team of teachers for these hugely talented group of Wexford students, and, in fact, to everyone else – to think outside the box, and regardless of the odds that might be stacked up against you, to always follow your heart and peruse your dreams.

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By: Debbie Pothiers http://www.artsintegrity.org/canadian-high-school-tries-too-hard-to-get-rights-to-hamilton/#comment-41 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:21:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=391#comment-41 Couldn’t agree with Jerry more!!! Everyone seems to be attacking this school or Anne Merriam! 1st off yes maybe there is a problem but really hasn’t been stated as to why! It’s just speculation at this point as far as l know! I just think everyone is pissed at the fact they even had the balls to try!!! And on behalf of Wexford the whole M/T Teachers they care deeply about there students and there teachings,and I believe they would not step outside of there boundaries in there efforts in obtaining rights!! And I for one hope they are able to achieve this! If any school could carry this show out it would without a doubt be Wexford!! and give it such a performance it would make your head spin and make ‘ Hamilton’ proud! And all of Toronto stand up and take notice! to there professionalism, commitment! And in bringing what diversity this show has to offer! and this school has it!! so please let’s not jump on the hate wagon, but maybe rally around it in there efforts if not for the school the kids who put there hearts and souls into this production and how much it means to them!!!

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