Re: [Videolib] Copyright--again, apologies to all in advance

Daisy Dominguez (
Tue, 13 Apr 2004 14:20:16 -0400

Hi John,

I got this citation after reading Gary Handman's chapter "The Rights Stuff" (or something like that) in the book "Video collection development in multi-type libraries : a handbook". It has an example or two, but I found it useful because it helps explain terminology:

Hope this will help a bit.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Streepy <John.Streepy@cwu.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 1:02 pm
Subject: [Videolib] Copyright--again, apologies to all in advance

> Hello all,
> I am still trying to get a handle on fair use and copyright
> priviledgeswith moving image material. Please bear with me. Are
> the following
> correct interpretations of fair use:
> Fair use:
> Prof wants to show a small portion of a video in a non classroom event
> for the purpose of illustrating a point. Clip taken directly from the
> source not a reproduction.
> Prof wants to show a film in class and makes it a class requirement
> that the students invite others not taking the class to come and
> participate.
> Not fair use:
> Prof wants to show a film in class, and invites by way of campus
> announcement any one else who wants to come to bolster discussion.
> Prof wants to show whole movies in a film series not connected to any
> class (or for that matter is connected to a class), and wants to have
> discussions afterwards connected with the theme of the series.
> In all cases the prof would argue that they are all educational
> situations.
> Does any one know of a resource that has situations listed like this
> and says whether the situation could fit fair use, a sort of fair use
> matrix for showing moving image materials? If there isn't, is it
> a good
> idea to make one, with the caveat that there is always gray areas?
> Thanks
> jhs
> John H. Streepy
> Media Assistant III
> Library-Media Circulation
> Central Washington University Library
> 400 E. 8th AVE
> Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548
> (509) 963-2861
> _______________________________________________
> Videolib mailing list

Videolib mailing list