Re: [Videolib] public performance in public libraries

Dawn Mogle (dmogle@lakeco.lib.in.us)
Tue, 3 Jun 2003 17:16:48 -0500

Tracy-
I usually get around this by having someone in the group check out the
video. What they do with it and where is their business! Any group using our
meeting room can book equipment for a video showing and we do not ask what
they are showing. I refuse to be the video police for every video
distributor in America. If the library is sponsoring-yes, we toe the line
or get a license.

Dawn Mogle
Lake Co. Public Library
Merrillville IN

----- Original Message -----
From: "TMontri" <tmontri@toledolibrary.org>
To: <Videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 4:15 PM
Subject: [Videolib] public performance in public libraries

> 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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