Really I am not THAT bad

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 08:51:38 -0700 (PDT)

Just in case you all think I spend my time harassing innocent librarians
over copyright I wanted you to know that I am actually pretty nice about it.
I NEVER charge poor Canadians for PPR ( except a few cases of difficult
producers) as I feel bad that their copyright laws do not allow for
classroom use. Kino never charges for use of our stills ( good publicity)
or use of our titles for conferences & academic events which also help
promote the film. Also I have no objection to the use of our tapes WITHOUT
any additional charge over the standard retail price for use as outlined
below by a University Library

Instructional Media Resources serves the academic media needs of
faculty and students at MTSU. This service is most effectively
accomplished through our restricted, single-campus, closed-circuit
cable system over which we play only to a non-paying faculty and
student audience. This system originates in Instructional Media
Resources with the underground cable going to most classroom
buildings on campus, our viewing carrels, and to the University
Library. No recreational facilities, dormitories, cafeterias,
offices, or off-campus locations are connected to this system.
Upon individual faculty request for a specific class, we schedule
to play requested programs over this system. We do not schedule
any programs at random, nor do we in any way “advertise” the
programs scheduled by faculty. Programs must go onto the cable
to play to individual requestors in the Library, and often within
our facility as well.

However for the record I DO still object to the idea of EVER duplicating a
copyrighted work, without permission of the copyright holder ( again I mean
Feature films which with VERY rare exceptions are nearly always under
copyright and while it takes time AND money you CAN find the owner of
feature films)


Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018