Re: ABC News videos

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 1 May 2001 12:24:28 -0700 (PDT)

True about fair use Stan, but a license is a different thing altogether. A
vendor can stipulate any damn thing it wants with a license, and if you
agree to the terms (by purchasing the work), you agree to the terms. Fair
use has nothing to do with such arrangements.

gary handman

At 11:26 AM 05/01/2001 -0700, you wrote:

>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.
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>I would not sign any agreement that prohibited the desired usage.
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> Brigid
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>Dear VideoLib,
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>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
>said
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>1) they will call customers on this
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>2) any showing outside the home requires this license (even face-to-face
>classroom instruction)
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>3) non-news shows may not require this license, but because it's a news
>show, they can require it.
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>4) if you don't choose to pay the $25, the tape is supposed to sit on your
>shelf unused.
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>Seeing as I can buy the same show from Films for the Humanities and
>Sciences, I wonder if it's worth the fuss...
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>Brigid Duffy
>Audio Visual/ITV Center
>San Francisco State University
>San Francisco CA 94132-4200
>E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu