copyright question

Cartford, Peter, JCL (
Thu, 23 Jan 2003 10:09:36 -0800 (PST)

I need a reminder here:

If one of our patrons checks out a home-use video and uses it in a public
performance, who's liable, us or the patron? Is the owner or the user of
the tape liable under copyright? I think I know the answer, but I've got a
vendor claiming that if we don't buy their tape at the higher public
performance price we'll be liable for any copyright violation.

Thanks in advance,


Peter Cartford
AV Librarian
Johnson County Library
Overland Park, KS