Re: copyright question

Jessica Rosner (
Thu, 23 Jan 2003 10:47:32 -0800 (PST)

You would be no more responsible if a patron showed it publicly
than if they took it home duped it and sold them on eBay. Unless
you have a REASON to believe they would do this, than you CAN'T
be responsible.
The only case I remember upsetting me was a University Library that
let a student group borrow our tape AND the big screen projection
equipment without asking them what they were planning
That to me crossed the line but otherwise forget it.
By this logic you would have to get PPR on EVERYTITLE you own
which even with a million bucks would not be possible


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

> From: Gary Handman <> > Reply-To: > Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 10:27:08 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: copyright question > > Hi > > It's most likely that the patron (the end-user) is liable (altho I have > heard rumblings about checking out materials for use in known illegal > context...seems like it would be pretty hard to prove in court). For this > reason, I think it's pretty important to publicly post copyright > policy--particularly in PLs . > > The bottom line: Tell your vendor to take a leap. You ain't the person > who needs the performance rights, your patron is. > > > At 10:09 AM 1/23/2003 -0800, you wrote: >> 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 >> >> Peter Cartford >> AV Librarian >> Johnson County Library >> Overland Park, KS >> 913-495-2496 >> > > Gary Handman > Director > Media Resources Center > Moffitt Library > UC Berkeley > > >