>From the abcnewsstore site:
"Videos purchased for institutional use receive a site license with each
video which allows the video to be distributed within your organization and
to be shown to a group of employees, potential business customers, parents,
or students for no admission charge."
Scott Andrew Silet, Acting Media Librarian
Robertson Media Center, Clemons Library
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * phone: 804-243-8786 * fax: 804-924-1431
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 2:25 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: ABC News videos
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
I would not sign any agreement that prohibited the desired usage.
<email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients
rkeley.edu Subject: ABC News videos
05/01/01 11:57 AM
Please respond to
Just to let you know; we bought a Nightline segment from ABCNewsStore.com
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
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
Seeing as I can buy the same show from Films for the Humanities and
Sciences, I wonder if it's worth the fuss...
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200