Re: Renting collections

Jessica Rosner (
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 13:03:43 -0800 (PST)

You don't need any protection. The right of first sale allows you to rent
the tape provided it is not for a public screening or some other activity
that would violate copyright. Some libraries charge for tapes , some don't
but it makes no difference. Unless SPECIFICALLY forbidden by SIGNED contract
, libraries can rent their films just as video stores do.
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Patricia O'Donnell" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 12:54:39 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Renting collections > > Thanks in advance for your response to this inquiry. > > This may well have been asked and answered already, but here I go again-- > > How is it that Public Libraries are able to make their video collections > available for "rental" to the community? I'm presuming that it is legal > for them to do so since virtually every one I've checked with (8) does it. > Do any of you know if it is legal for them to be renting the collections > and if so, what "protection" they are operating under? And finally, would > the same protection apply to an academic library? > > > Regards, > Patricia O'Donnell , Manager > OID-Instructional Media Library > (310) 206-1248 > >