At 01:22 PM 3/18/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>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.
>Audio Visual Services
>Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
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James C. Scholtz, Director
Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut St.
Yankton, SD 57078
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