Non-theatrical Use??

Jan Abeita (jabeita@eou.edu)
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 09:47:30 -0800 (PST)

Asking for videolib input:

Eastern has a Media Arts program. Part of the programs involves the
presentation of feature films (some documentary) in classroom situations.
No problem, the presentations fall mostly under fair-use and non-theatrical
use guidelines.

Here's a generic question:
if we decided to make some of these films available via a community
cable-access channel (campus based, but has a community subscription base of
about 4800) to make assigned viewing of these films more accessible to the
student, would we still be operating under fair-use and/or non-theatrical
guidelines? Or, is the only logical approach to contact each and every
copyright holder...especially since we've been primarily relying on
"fair-use" for classroom use?

Thanks!!
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Jan Abeita, Electronic Resources & Media Specialist
Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd.
La Grande, Oregon 97850

~Pierce Library~ http://pierce.eou.edu/

541-962-3780; jabeita@snake.eou.edu; fax: 541-962-3335