[Videolib] public performance in public libraries

TMontri (tmontri@toledolibrary.org)
Tue, 3 Jun 2003 17:15:17 -0400

Hi all,

I know this type of issue has been on the list often, but I have a question
regarding public performance of videos in public libraries. My library has
a gardening group (and has had several other similar types of community
groups) that wants to show an instructional videotape that is home use only.
The screening will be in our auditorium. Would it be a violation of
copyright law to allow the group to screen this video in the public library?
Or does this type of gathering consistute face-to-face teaching?

Thanks in advance for your help,
Tracy Montri
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
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