RE: renting films

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Thu, 4 Jan 2001 08:30:43 -0800 (PST)

Not just universities - public libraries, too. I have asked for our $1 per
title fee to be dropped, but since we are going into remodeling for the next
5 years, our director didn't want to be asking for more money from the city,
while dropping $20,000 a year in video income.

. . . (snip)Let me get this straight...universities are in the practice of
loaning titles
for a fee? Doesn't this violate the whole notion of public performance
rights
being non-transferrable?

I sure would like someone to clarify this point, as I am a filmmaker myself
with one title in educational distribution. The very thought of my hard
work (
or anyone else's, for that matter) being loaned for a FEE without getting a
cut
or royalties seems unacceptable, and at least, beyond the reasonable bounds
of
the public performance clause. (snip)

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
www.aurora.lib.il.us
E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us