Re: [Videolib] a slightly different copyright question

Jessica Rosner (
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 14:14:34 -0500

Provided the clips are relatively short say under two minutes of a feature
film I don't think you would have any problem
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Scott Lehman" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 13:22:09 -0600 > To: > Subject: [Videolib] a slightly different copyright question > > Just because we don't have ENOUGH copyright questions come up on this list... > > We are in the process of building a huge new Central library that should > open to the public next year. The building will have multiple television > screens throughout the building, as well as in the a/v department. Those > screens will show library information, but the question of what else will > be shown has come up. > > Besides collection development, I also produce some videos at our in-house > video production facilities, so we may create some of the content > ourselves. But here is the question: people in administration are going to > want to show clips from movies and videos to promote items in our > department, much like you would see in your local Blockbuster or video > store. I know this could be a tricky scenario legally, because attaining > rights for every single clip would be next to impossible. Do video stores > like Blockbuster, who obviously have their own closed-circuit TV > "stations," have deals with movies studios to do this? Does anyone else > have any experience with this type of thing? I'm wondering if studios are > more open to this kind of viewing, since it IS promoting their product. > > Thanks in advance for any insight this list might be able to offer. > > -Scott > > _______________________________ > Scott Lehman > Audio Visual Services > Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > >

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