Re: [Videolib] Public Performance Rights

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 21 Apr 2003 09:12:58 -0700

The law sez you need performance rights. Whether or not the copyright cops
will come bursting thru the door with their ligitious guns ablaze is
another issue...

gary

At 11:33 AM 4/21/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>A librarian in our system has planned an all staff night to watch a
>feature film. The people in attendance will all be staff members and/or
>members of their families. No general public will be included.
>
>I am under the impression that public performance rights will be
>needed. The person planning it is a new staff member who says she has
>done this at a previous library and that she consulted "the movie studios"
>and has been told public performance rights are not needed under the above
>described conditons.
>
>As the "resident expert" I've been asked to interpret the law. As I said,
>I think the performance rights are needed.
>
>What say you all? And can you give me the exact citation to the law that
>I'll need to plead the case.
>
>Please reply directly to me and copy the list.
>
>Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom.
>
>Nancy
>
>Nancy M. Miller, MSLS
>Collection Development Librarian
>Virginia Beach Public Library
>4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
>Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1767
>
>Voice: 757-431-3046
>nmiller@vbgov.com
>vbgov.com/libraries
>
>
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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