Re: Selling VHS with Public Performance Rights

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 11:29:50 -0700 (PDT)

Well to follow up on previous posts, the "public performance " right
"granted" on these was nothing more than the standard educational use so
in fact they are NOT public performance tapes. Unless specifically stated in
a contract at time of purchase you should always be able to sell a tape
BUT if these tapes did have REAL Public Performance Rights they would NOT
have been transferable to the buyer.
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Jan Derks, Collection Development" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 10:32:04 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Selling VHS with Public Performance Rights > > 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 > E-mail: > >