Selling VHS with Public Performance Rights

Jan Derks, Collection Development (
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 10:35:03 -0700 (PDT)

We purchased numerous children's videos from SVE/Churchill that have no
cover graphics and will be "shelf-sitters" in our public library
branches. The statement on the back of each videos says: "Limited Public
Performance rights...Programs may be used solely by the purchaser in
face-to-face education at a single location." We'd like to donate the
videos to our Friends of the Library annual booksale but the Friends
groups is concerned about whether they can legally sell these. Can
anyone think of a legal reason that would prevent our Friends group from
selling these videos? I'd sure appreciate any input you can give me on
this. Thanks! ~ Jan

Jan Derks
AV Collection Development Librarian
Arapahoe Library District
Littleton,CO 80121
Phone:  303-220-7704 x239
Fax: 303-740-8283