At 10:06 AM 05/09/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>As a distributor (Library Video Company) and a producer (Schlessinger Media)
>we face Public Performance Rights/Fair Use issues daily. In order to provide
>information on the permitted use of video in the classroom for our
>customers, our V.P. of Legal Affairs, Judie Koss, recently posted an article
>on our website on the "classroom exemption" under the U.S. Copyright Act;
>Key Accounts Director
>Library Video Company/Schlessinger Media
>800 843-3620 x142
>From: Rick Faaberg [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 12:55 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: Re: PP videos
>On 5/8/2000 9:25 AM, Gary Handman at email@example.com may have
>> Using videos as a "treat" falls
>> off of the fair use boat; using videos--ANY VIDEOS--as a part of a vali
>> teaching plan is an irrevocable fair use right.
>I thank you all for your thoughts on this - remember me? I asked the
>original question re: PP rights.
>The issue (PP rights for regional K-12 libraries) appears to come down to
>whether the videos are always used in face-to-face instruction as part of a
>lesson plan or whether they are sometimes used as "treats."
>I know that teachers sometimes use videos as "treats" - and that means I
>need PP rights for my collection if I want the teachers to have the ability
>to utilize the videos as they desire.
>Northwest Regional ESD
Media Resources Center
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
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