RE: PBS Home Video

Mark W. Kopp (iu8film@iu08.org)
Fri, 15 Nov 2002 06:16:56 -0800 (PST)

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In reference to all this chatter regarding which version of PBS materials
to purchase, where does everyone derive the ambiguity surrounding the
definition of your rights?! It is all very well spelled out at the bottom
of page 2 of your PBS Catalog. If it is to be shown in a face-to-face
classroom only, buy the "Home Video" version. If there is a possibility of
it being broadcasted (transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a
building or single campus) in any way, shape, or form...you guessed
it...buy the "Public Performance" version. Once again, this is all in
writing at the bottom of page 2 of your PBS Catalog.

Of course, any of these details can be negotiated with your PBS Rep, and
personally, I purchase the PP rights anyhow. I've found that PBS,
typically, is not interested in having Librarians arrested when the attempt
is made to purchase the "correct" version of said materials in the first
place.

Now if you are in the habit of trying to get away with something, then this
paranoia is warranted.

Mark W. Kopp
Circulation Coordinator
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, Pa 16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
E-Address:
mail to:iu8film@iu08.org
See us on the Web at:
<http://www.iu08.org>http://www.iu08.org
Click on; "Instructional Materials Services"

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In reference to all this chatter regarding which version of PBS materials to purchase, where does everyone derive the ambiguity surrounding the definition of your rights?! It is all very well spelled out at the bottom of page 2 of your PBS Catalog. If it is to be shown in a face-to-face classroom only, buy the "Home Video" version. If there is a possibility of it being broadcasted (transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or single campus) in any way, shape, or form...you guessed it...buy the "Public Performance" version. Once again, this is all in writing at the bottom of page 2 of your PBS Catalog.

Of course, any of these details can be negotiated with your PBS Rep, and personally, I purchase the PP rights anyhow. I've found that PBS, typically, is not interested in having Librarians arrested when the attempt is made to purchase the "correct" version of said materials in the first place.

Now if you are in the habit of trying to get away with something, then this paranoia is warranted.

Mark W. Kopp
Circulation Coordinator
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, Pa  16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
E-Address:
mail to:iu8film@iu08.org
See us on the Web at:
http://www.iu08.org
Click on;   "Instructional Materials Services"


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