Re: Fair use (again!)

Gary Handman (
Mon, 26 Nov 2001 10:51:51 -0800 (PST)

I think that this definitely stretches the limits of fair use (in number,
if not duration of clips).

Putting the clips on reserve definitely steps over the bounds.

At 10:28 AM 11/26/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>I know we've been down this road before, but I thought I'd check with you
>before replying to one of our profs who wants to use a total of 35 minutes
>of taped excerpts from Saving Private Ryan (169 min.) in face-to-face
>instruction. The longest of the 7 clips is 8 min., the shortest is just
>over 2 min. Where he got the original tape from which to take the excerpts
>is unknown. Any copyright problem with doing this? What if he then puts
>the tape of clips on reserve in the library for his students to use for
>review/study/assignment purposes?
>Barbara Black
>Video Library
>Information Technology Services
>University of Colorado at Boulder
>Stadium 343, Gate 11
>Campus Box 379
>Boulder, CO 80309-0379
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>FAX: (303) 492-7017

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