Re: Video Showings

Jessica (
Thu, 27 Jul 2000 10:16:47 -0700 (PDT)

If it NOT for classroom instruction (the face to face exemption) it is A
PUBLIC SHOWING no matter how many or few people attend. This is not a
particularly complicated or disputed area of copyright law
but there are a LOT of groups at colleges that try to get around it. I am a
bit surprised that a director of student activities would not know better


jessica rosner
>From: "Tami-Jo M. Eckley" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: Video Showings
>Date: Thu, Jul 27, 2000, 5:04 PM

>I feel a little silly asking this basic question but what the heck. In the
>past, I have not paid much attention to copyright issues that I have not
>had to deal with. So far here at Manhattanville Library, we have done
>nothing outside of circulating videos or providing them to a professor for
>a classroom showing. However, we recently hired a new director of Student
>Activities who is asking about student film showings. Please advise if I
>am not correct, but I believe the number of students involved is irrelevant
>in regards to needing public performance rights. I believe that it is
>whether or not it is a public or open showing to any college member who
>would like to attend. Thanks.
>Tami-Jo Eckley
>Electronic Services & Media Librarian
>Manhattanville College Library
>Purchase, New York 10577