Re: Public Performance of Television Shows

Gary Handman (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:35:27 -0700 (PDT)

Except for the fairly restricted teaching uses outlined in the Kastenmeier
Guidelines ( stuff taken
off air may not be publicly performed (even in the classroom, there are
strict limitations on retention and use of the program recorded off-air).

It's profoundly unlikely you'll be able to clear rights, even if you can
find a commercial source for buying a pre-recorded home video copy...


09:20 AM 09/25/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>A colleague of mine is considering showing an episode of a television show
>taped off the air. Is there a mechanism for getting permission from the
>networks *or* a rental source with a built-in exhibition fee? Thanks in
>advance for any info list members can provide.
>Blaine Waterman
>Audiovisual Center Librarian
>San Francisco Public Library
>100 Larkin Street SF, CA 94102
>415-557-4461; fax 415-557-4424

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000