[Videolib] copyright question: fair use

clarkjc@jmu.edu
Thu, 1 Jul 2004 10:53:12 -0400

Maureen,

I think your fair use interpretation is reasonable.

>From my perspective, the timing of the discussion isn't
critical, not when it's so proximate. The entire event, parts
taken together, involves a formal face to face teaching
activity conducted by your institution, and a specific (non-
general-public) audience involved in it.

Jeff

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 09:25:01 -0400
>From: "Maureen Tripp" <Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu>
>Subject: [Videolib] copyright question: fair use or not?
>To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
>
>Ok, I THINK I know the answer to this, but just in case . . .
>a college wants to show a copy of a recent popular
documentary, which is in the Media Services nonprint
collection, as part of a freshman orientation program. The
film will be introduced by an instructor, and small group
discussions of the film will take place the next day, each
moderated by an instructor. Fair use or not?
>I think it is fair use, because the presentation is in
connection with face to face teaching activities. The tricky
part, the part that gives me a teensy little pause, is that
the discussions will take place the next day.
>I'd appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this,
>thanks so much!
>
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