Re: Copyright question

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 8 Nov 2002 07:46:50 -0800 (PST)

Yes it is a public performance. There really aren't any exemptions for this
other than "face to face" and with all due respect I would be very nervous
with student groups and the idea that " it is just a small group" and only
members would attend. If it were really that small , perhaps they could just
pack themselves into someone's dorm room and watch the tape which would
avoid the problem.
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Barbara Koeller" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 07:29:11 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Copyright question > > Would someone be kind enough to let me know whether I have answered this > copyright question correctly: > > A student club wants to show a movie on campus, either one of the Library's or > a Blockbuster DVD. They expect only 10-15 members to attend, and no admission > will be charged. I have told them that this is still considered a "public > performance" and we would have to seek permission and/or pay a licensing fee. > Do you agree? It seems to me that the issue is not whether this is a small > group and the public will not be invited, or that the club is educational in > purpose. It is not part of a class (face-to-face teaching experience) so > this is "public" in the eyes of the law. Do you agree? > > > Barbara Koeller > Ass't. Director, Library/AV Services > Montgomery County Community College > > Chosen by Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine > as one of the "Most Wired" Two-Year Colleges > in the U.S. in 2001. > > 340 DeKalb Pike > Blue Bell, PA 19422 > > Phone: (215) 641-6590 > Fax: (215) 619-7182 > email: > > >