Re: copyright question

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 06:55:25 -0800 (PST)

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

> From: "Holly Sammons" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 06:42:52 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: copyright question > > This has been a great discussion but I must confess I'm getting confused. > A few years ago I wanted to run a 'movie night' at my library. We'd show > a feature film, eat popcorn, then have a small discussion after. I was > told I needed to get PPR before I did this. The viewing would have been > free, we would show a video owned by my library, and there would be NO > commercial gain to the institution - merely some use statistics for the > bean counters. > > Am I wrong to assume I need PPR for this sort of purpose? > > > > -- > Holly Sammons, Librarian > Onondaga County Public Library > 447 So Salina St > Syracuse NY 13202 > 315-435-1894 > Yes you do. It is pretty much my mantra with libraries, colleges and non- profits that ADMISSION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!!!!. Any PUBLIC screening requires PPR. I have tried to use the following as a simple example of common sense on this. Suppose a school wanted to do a production of OKLAHOMA but they did not charge for it , do you think they don't have to pay royalties? NOT a chance. R&H estate would be after them in a minute It is NEVER a question of admission, only of the PUBLIC nature of a showing