Re: [Videolib] PPR Po Pet Peeve

Sarah Andrews (
Mon, 14 Apr 2003 15:26:19 -0500

If I had to venture a guess on the positive side--
Perhaps what the library in question MEANT to do was to simply convey that
if possible, they want to purchase the PPR, and want to be invoiced the PPR
price. My pet peeve is when I see a website with a price (no institutional
price mentioned), send out a purchase order with that price on it, and then
get a notice back--"public performance rights/institutional price is $,
please confirm."

Sarah Andrews
University of Iowa Libraries

At 04:24 PM 4/14/2003, you wrote:
>Ok there is my tong twister
>I just got a PO from a major institution for a new DVD release
>The PO Includes in the text that the title is Purchased WITH PUBLIC
>PERFORMANCE RIGHTS. This drives me NUTS as it has NO legitimate legal force
>and will almost surely lead to this institution thinking or claiming PPR
>on things it does not have. In this case Kino DOES own the PPR but as you
>know many places you might send a PO ( including Kino depending on the
>title) DON'T OWN PPR. In any case PPR is virtually NEVER included on
>Feature Fiction films. I have NO idea what the university wants the PPR
>FOR. Sometimes I get forms that at least ASK for specific rights which I can
>always check NO on if it is in fact a PPR right ( sometimes they just ask
>for things they have anyway like circulating the title on or off campus).
>What scares me is that this is a BIG school which I am sure sends out a lot
>of PO's like this one. Does anyone know of any other institutions which just
>assume PPR if they stick in the PO?
>Luckily this one has a phone # ( and e mail) otherwise I would literally
>toss it
>Jessica Rosner
>Kino International
>333 W 39th St. 503
>NY NY 10018
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