RE: media copyright question

Laroi Lawton (
Tue, 8 Oct 2002 07:52:59 -0700 (PDT)

Regardless of whether or not these questions appear repetitious, for many of us working in the boondocks so to speak, it helps to know that the kings and queens of an issue are an e-mail away for assistance. Kudos to the founders of this listserv, and double kudos to the many bright, intelligent, and professional librarians and colleagues I have had the pleasure of responding to whenever a query of interest popped up. We are a unique, and diversified.

LaRoi Lawton, Director
Gerald S Lieblich Learning Resource Center
Library & Learning Resources Department
Bronx Community College/CUNY
Bronx, NY 10453

-----Original Message-----
From: Tatar, Becky []
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 10:39 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: RE: media copyright question

I have to agree with Francis. Also, even if you have been on the list for a
while, for those of us who really don't deal with these issues all the time,
it's nice to see the material come up every now and then. Reminders never
hurt, and generally, there can be just a different twist to the question,
that may not have been considered before. And another thing - it adds
emphasis. If someone comes up to me at work - patron or staff, with these
types of questions - I have the weight of many expertly written opinions to
back me up, if need be. I know that the people who write these - especially
Jessica, who is the queen of copyright info ( and I mean that in the most
complimentary way possible!) - probably get tired of writing the same
answers over and over. But it helps the rest of us. So, in case anyone
hasn't said it lately, THANK YOU! to Jessica, Gary, and all the other folks
out there who really help the rest of us deal with these very tricky

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209

-----Original Message-----
From: Francis C Poole [mailto:fpoole@UDel.Edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 9:14 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: media copyright question

No matter how long one has been a media librarian it is those basic
questions (re: copyright) that have a funny way of catching one off guard.
I've attended three big copyright conferences in the past two years and
have found that it is usually the "basic" questions that the experts end
up fighting about. It's hard enough just trying to keep up with pending
copyright legislation. Francis Poole, University of Delaware Library

On Mon, 7 Oct 2002, Travis Bautz wrote:

> Speaking as someone fairly new to VRT & VIDEOLIB, I'd like to second this
> posting. Yes, there are some questions or postings that are "basic" and
> repetitive on this list, but as a professional association & listserv we
have to
> expect (and encourage) new members. With that in mind, we also need to
> that not everyone viewing or posting responses are longstanding members of
> either VRT or VIDEOLIB. Just my 2 cents worth...
> Travis
> Karen Fischer wrote:
> >,Internet writes:
> > This is absolutely totally BASIC copyright law and kind of hoped we were
> > past these kinds of questions .
> > I would think that people who have worked with this for a long time are
> > familiar with the basic aspects, but there are new people coming into
> > field all the time. These people, hopefully, are always going to ask
> > basic questions and it is our responsibility to give them the benefit of
> > experience and knowledge. My library school did not offer even the most
> > basic AV class.
> > Karen Fischer
> > AV Librarian
> > Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
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