Re: ABC News videos
Tue, 1 May 2001 11:26:29 -0700 (PDT)

I am sure that what they told you is bogus.
The fair use guidelines clearly permit face-to face classroom use of any
legally acquired video, and
I believe the major networks were participants in drawing up to the
Kastenmeier guidelines.

I would not sign any agreement that prohibited the desired usage.

Brigid Duffy
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05/01/01 11:57 AM
Please respond to

Dear VideoLib,

Just to let you know; we bought a Nightline segment from
and got the site license agreement mentioned in previous e-mails (good for
2 years, $25 renewal). I called on this; their customer service department

1) they will call customers on this

2) any showing outside the home requires this license (even face-to-face
classroom instruction)

3) non-news shows may not require this license, but because it's a news
show, they can require it.

4) if you don't choose to pay the $25, the tape is supposed to sit on your
shelf unused.

Seeing as I can buy the same show from Films for the Humanities and
Sciences, I wonder if it's worth the fuss...

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200