Thursday, October 30, 2003

Ok, I'm back. Last week we had the elders in town, as well as Mrs. Lonna Price and Amy Barrow. They arrived on Thursday to drop Amy off and then went out to the Saville's which I guess was their sleeping headquarters. I can't really remember what we did the first night Amy was here.

On Friday however, we had the two Prices and Greg Barrow over for lunch. Was a very nice visit, at the end of which Belinda, Mark and I had our little communion reviews. Tam, Amy and I went to the mall: bought CDs, hot chocolate and a few snacks and returned home in time for family worship. Lonna came back in the evening for a couple hours, my dad arrived, and Amy and I (well mostly Amy I guess :D ) came into chat for a bit. I believe we then watched a movie later that evening, ate our snacks and talked some.

Saturday afternoon the elders came for lunch again. Tam and my dad had their little exams for communion and the elders where on their way again. Amy and I spent a ton of time burning CDs and Tam took my dad to a few places to get some things, and I ground a wack of grain with the electric mill, which we borrowed from my mom. I seem to have lost almost all of the memories that make up Saturday night, please forgive me. :D

The Lord's day was truly wonderful. The only thing that dampened it was poor Greg Barrow having to go to the hospitaldue to kidney stones. We had another great sermon on Mark, which was followed by some baptisms and the Lord's Supper, both of which we haven't had in ages, so it was really wonderful. After the service we (Pastor Price, Milly, Lonna, Paul Roberts, Tammy, Amy and I) swung by the hospital to see how elder Barrow was. Turned out that he was released, so he was able to pile in the vehicle and come with us to the Grenon's. At the Grenon's we had a fellowship meal and plenty of conversations, although the volume in the room was so loud is was hard to catch many of them. :D So home we came and we made sure to stay up late.

Monday saw Amy and the elders off as well as my dad.

Tuesday evening saw my dad back in town already along with Brett and Tiff (a couple of my cousins from Dawson Creek), and just in time for bible study.

Wednesday saw them off again, although we didn't hear till later in the evening that they had been in an accident 1.5 hours from Dawson. I guess the weather in the Pine Pass was far less then friendly, and to make a long story short, my dad had to take the ditch rather then the back end of a semi. Oh, I forgot to say that he had a trailer full of horses hooked unto the truck. Well anyhow, Dad, Tiff and Brett were alright, although the truck rolled and I guess one of the horses didn't make it.

Right about now it is Thursday evening, and my dad and Uncle Danny are here, (for another load of horses) although to explain what they are driving and such would take more time then I'm willing to spend.

Well I'm off of this blog, and probably won't be back for awhile, so have fun checking it over and over again to only find an old post. :D


Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Time keeps slipping away. Here I am, it's already Wednesday and it's been full of different occurrences a few of which I will try to name. :D

As of last be continued (sorry time for fw and no telling what after)


Thursday, October 09, 2003

Okidoki, I'm here to try and blog about copyrights on music. Now I haven't had a lot of free time to do research, but here are a few of my thoughts.

First I will try to address the levy that Canadians pay on their recording media. Now I meation Canadians because our copyright laws are different then the US. Here is the official site having to do with Canadian Levies . Now you will notice on the first page that it says "in Respect of the
Reproduction for Private Use of Musical Works
Embodied in Sound Recordings" . So we'll head back to the copyright site to find more about private copying. Here are two sites that give the definition of "private copying":

Site A-2001 says "II. THE PRIVATE COPYING REGIME Part I.A of the 1999 decision describes the
private copying regime. In a nutshell, the regime
legalizes private copying, which is the
reproduction, for private use, of sound
recordings of musical works. In return, those
who make or import recording media ordinarily
used to make private copies are required to pay
a levy on each such medium." "First, the private copying regime legalizes
copying for the private use of the person making
the copy. It does not legalize copying for use
(private or otherwise) by a third party: a CD that
a person burns for the use of another is not a
private copy. On the other hand, it is not
required that the source or target medium be
lawfully owned; using a stolen prerecorded CD
to make a private copy on a stolen CD-R
involves two instances of theft but no copyright
infringement." (Hard to know what to think of that one)

Site B-1999 says "A. Legislative Framework A. Le cadre législatif
On March 19, 1998, Part VIII of the Copyright
Act 1 [the “Act”] came into force.2 Until then,
copying any sound recording for almost any
purpose infringed copyright.3 In practice, that
prohibition was largely unenforceable. Part VIII
legalizes one such activity: copying of sound
recordings of musical works onto recording media
for the private use of the person who makes the
copy [hereafter “private copying”]. At the same
time, a levy is imposed on blank audio recording
media to compensate authors, performers and
makers who own copyright in those sound

There are two newer sites but they basically state that the rules are the same, cept for a change in levy, not a change in private copying. I'm sorry if I did missed some imporant part on one of those site since I only skimmed them. So please don't pick on me. :D

Site C Copying for Private Use

80. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the act of reproducing all or any substantial part of

(a) a musical work embodied in a sound recording,

(b) a performer's performance of a musical work embodied in a sound recording, or

(c) a sound recording in which a musical work, or a performer's performance of a musical work, is embodied

onto an audio recording medium for the private use of the person who makes the copy does not constitute an infringement of the copyright in the musical work, the performer's performance or the sound recording.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the act described in that subsection is done for the purpose of doing any of the following in relation to any of the things referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c):

(a) selling or renting out, or by way of trade exposing or offering for sale or rental;

(b) distributing, whether or not for the purpose of trade;

(c) communicating to the public by telecommunication; or

(d) performing, or causing to be performed, in public.

Now I pasted that to illustrate. Ok, I buy a CD..lets say a Blue Rodeo CD :D Now if I make a copy of my BR CD for my own use, it is called a "private copy" I can not give this copy to anyone, nor can I sell, trade or perform it in public. Now it is also legal for me to loan my BR CD to a friend hmm, I'll loan it to friend A, now friend A can use my CD to make their own copy and can give my original BR CD back to me. I can then loan my BR CD to friend B and repeat the process. Now, friend A is not allowed to loan their copy to friend C for private copying since Friend A doesn't own the original BR CD (I own it). However friend C is allowed to borrow and listen to friend A's copy, but they cannot copy it. Now this isn't considered "distributing" since I'm not making copies and giving them to ppl. So thus, programs like KaZaA can't stand since every song being shared on it is a copy of the original, so after you download it becomes a copy of a copy...not a copy of an original.

Ok, some people have suggested that private copying is stealing from the artists no matter what the copyright laws say. I would disagree, since if the artist agrees with the Record Company and if the Record Companies agree (so it's not stealing from the R Companies either) with the copyright board, I would think that the artist sold their say in that matter, just like the artist can no longer choose how many copies the Record Companies makes or at what prices their CDs sell. Their rights now consist of their future songs which they haven't sold, and they still keep the rights of all their songs as far as preventing others from performing them. I also think that these laws agree with scripture, since there is nothing unlawful in them and they were covenanted to by the parties involved, nor were those parties forced.

Okay, I think I'm done, at least for now. :)

For anyone wanting to know about other copyright laws in Canada (including computer program copyrights) "Site C" has all of them.

Well, it's far too late for this, but I've been wanting to post about it for awhile, so what's done, is done. ;)


Thursday, October 02, 2003

The Quilt is still going, although only one day a week. Had a few problems after working on it on Saturday that just about drove me bonkers. :D We quilted again yesterday, and it seems to be going, but only piece by piece seeing that my pattern was wreaked after having made the whole thing way too big. Tomorrow Tam and I might go to a quilt show after I pick her up, woohoo, so we can look at all the beautiful quilt and ask ourselves why we didn't do one like "that". I must be really strange, 19 and into drinking tea and quilting, go figure.

Other news is pretty slim, I started reading A Childs History of England on Tuesday, and although it seems pretty interesting I haven't picked it up since I put it down.

I had a nice long, fast walk today while listening to my beloved cd players :D, and then took the kids to the park for 20 minutes or so.

Oh, I booked my "up and coming" road test for November the 3rd, it better not snow; I need clear skys and clear roads wouldn't hurt a bit. :D They've actually started charging $25 to ppl who don't give two days notice of cancellation, so a good thing for me to keep in mind, since licenses cost enough alone, without extra charges being added to the bill.

So Sorry that there isn't anything in this post worth reading, maybe I'll hurt myself and thus be able to give a better post next time (now I'm thinking positively). :D

And a good evenin' to ya.