You might also want to look in several books concerning PP rights. My
first book "Maintain Video Collections in Libraries" ABC-CLIO has an entire
section on PP rights, negotiating contracts and requesting permissions. My
second book - "Video Policies and Procedures for Libraries is newer and
actually contains a sample contract and request letter (1992 - ABC-Clio).
The bibliography at the end of the PP/copyright chapter also list some
other great books on the subjects of copyright and PP. Not trying to toot
my own horn; it's just that this topic has been covered before (perhaps) in
an organized fashion (rather than just discussed as a listserv topic) - no
new news about copyright in this regard since 1989. Hope this information
helps. Jim Scholtz.
At 02:44 PM 5/18/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I know this has been asked before, I I just can't remember the answer, and I
>can't locate the archives, much less search them.
>We have a patron interested in obtaining 16mm films on Paris. She wants to
>show them to people in her business, so they need to have public performance
>rights. While I think (I have this 2nd hand) that she prefers informational
>titles, such as travel films, the librarian who talked to her seems to think
>she would be ok with feature films, such as "An American in Paris," "Gigi,"
>Thanks in advance.
>Unit Head, Periodicals/Audiovisual
>Aurora Public Library
>1 E. Benton Street
>Aurora, IL 60505