two stumpers in one day...

Amy Cantu (
Wed, 20 Sep 2000 10:43:44 -0700 (PDT)

Hi all--

Any help with the following will be greatly appreciated.

I'm looking for clarification of "fair use" as it applies to promoting films
shown in a public library setting. We plan to purchase performance rights
to show a film (for free) to the public, but we've been informed we may not
advertise outside the library setting. It seems to me this seriously limits
the potential draw, but then I suppose that's the point. Has anyone had
experience in this area?

Second question: A patron has recommended we purchase a video of the recent
musical "Gumboots" by Zenzi Mbuli...but I can't seem to find anything on
video yet. I've looked everywhere. Anyone?

Thanks in advance!

Amy Cantu
Adult Services
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48104