Re: copyright question

Robert Mink (
Thu, 23 Jan 2003 12:52:01 -0800 (PST)

The issue of PPR and the liability of Library Loan and "Fair Use" goes full
circle after examining the CopyRight Act, Section 107. In all of the legal
interpretations of Copyright the question of fair use examines the
intentions of the use of the copyrighted material and IF there will be any
commercial gain from that use. Educational institutions (which libraries
fall into this catagory) are exempt from the standard of public showing. The
patron is using this legal extention in all copyright uses of the library.
If a patron violates the provision, its the patron NOT the "Educational
Institution" that is commiting the violation. Seems fair.

Robert Mink

From: Rick Faaberg <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Subject: Re: copyright question
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 11:56:52 -0800 (PST)

On 1/23/03 11:48 AM "Jessica Rosner" <> sent this out:

> I think this is pretty
> standard for so called "educational films"

Yes it certainly is!

At issue, though, is whether we actually need PPR, or rather, that Fair Use
allow use of just about anything in the course of face-to-face instruction
in a classroom setting, including videos marked "home use only".


Rick Faaberg

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