RE: [Videolib] FW: [PUBLIB] Fw: Public Performance Rights/Licens
Thu, 10 Apr 2003 12:21:52 -0600

Jessica, is it okay if I forward this to Candice Brown? She is the person
who really needs the information.



-----Original Message-----
From: Jessica Rosner []
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] FW: [PUBLIB] Fw: Public Performance Rights/Licensing
of videos

First of all there are in fact VERY few Feature films you CAN purchase
with PPR. Basically only us small "art" companies will sell feature
films ( Kino , Milestone, New Yorker etc). Studios will NEVER SELL PPR
rights with films. Other than something like an A @E or educational film
that might COME with PPR included I don't think a PUBLIC library should
EVER buy PPR unless it is a VERY large system buying for the rights to
program the title in the whole system
The vast majority of libraries will end up making a licensing deal with
MPLC or the SWANK company with the similar name. They basically license
for a yearly fee the rights to a large group of mainly Hollywood films
I really don't know that much about the pricing. The only thing to
be VERY, VERY careful of, is making SURE that they can license what
you want to program. For the most part they have only a limited number
of foreign, independent and documentary films. You might consider
RENTING or buying one THESE films to supplement a program ( and support us
little guys). So long as you make sure that film you want to show is on
the list of the licensing company , you should be OK.

Also if you plan really LIMITED programming it may be more cost
effective to just rent 6 titles a year from whoever owns them
than buy a license.


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

> From: > Reply-To: > Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 09:04:22 -0600 > To: > Cc: > Subject: [Videolib] FW: [PUBLIB] Fw: Public Performance Rights/Licensing of > videos > > The attached message appeared originally in the PUBLIB mailing list. With > Candice's permission, I am posting it to the list. Please send your > responses directly to, as she is not a member of > Videolib. > > Thanks, > > Steve > > Stephen V. Pomes, Librarian > Library > Minerals Management Service > U.S. Dept. of the Interior > 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS 5031 > New Orleans, LA 70123-2394 > Telephone: 504-736-2521 > Fax: 504-736-2525 > E-Mail: > > +++++++++++++++++ > > Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily correspond to those of > > my employer. > > +++++++++++++++++ > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Candice Brown [] > Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 6:46 PM > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: [PUBLIB] Fw: Public Performance Rights/Licensing of videos > > I am sending this message again as it did not get on the list. > ----- Original Message -----=20 > From: Candice Brown=20 > To: > Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 9:37 AM > Subject: Public Performance Rights/Licensing of videos > > > We are struggling with the issue of whether we should be purchasing = > videos and DVDs with performance rights, and looking into the licensing = > issue for performance as well. Has anyone acquired feature films with = > public performance rights, or obtained licensing? Is there such a thing = > as blanket rights for library systems? Is there such a thing as a = > cooperative agreement between libraries and other organizations to make = > this more affordable? We'd like to be able to show feature films = > occasionally at some of our libraries but the pricing seems prohibitive. = > Any advice or information on this topic would be much appreciated. > > > ********************************************************************* > Due to deletion of content types excluded from this list by policy, > this multipart message was reduced to a single part, and from there > to a plain text message. > ********************************************************************* > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > >

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