Michael Phelan (mphelan@BYU.EDU)
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 11:20:48 -0700
On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, Frank Ibero wrote:
> Just wondering, how do you handle the different ratings for the movies
> in your troop?? The most we would show is a G rated movie if we were to
> show the video at a meeting. This would constitute a "public showing".
Someone please correct me if this has changed. The old definition used to
be if the group was not considered your family and usual close circle of
friends, then it constitutes a public showing. Believe it or not, your
friends from Church (if you get together for a social at the meeting house)
is not considered your usual friends and is a public showing. Inviting
Scouts to your house to view a movie might not qualify as your usual circle
of friends by the media people and government. I would consider them some
of your closest friends!
I don't follow this like I used to and this definition is 6 or so years
old. Considering what's happening to camp songs, etc. and paying
royalties, I'd be surprised if the rules have relaxed.
Happy Holidays to all!
A Feisty Fox
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