In a message dated 9/7/04 2:31:08 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Recently I submitted an order for some titles from Direct Cinema that they=20
offer as home videos.=C2=A0=C2=A0 I received back a letter that says
> =E2=80=9CWe are retuning the following purchase orders for incorrect pric=
> them, you have listed home video prices that do not have Public Performanc=
> Licensing for use in educational institutions.=C2=A0 U.S. Copyright laws r=
> that public libraries provide this licensing as your materials are availab=
> for use by schools, universities and other organizations.=E2=80=9D
> To me this second sentence is just plain wrong.=C2=A0
> I called them and had a few words with the person that answered.=C2=A0 La=
> said that I will personally purchase these (home video only) and then =E2=
> them.=C2=A0 She told me that would be unethical.
> I say tiered pricing is unethical, for universities, PL, or otherwise.
I happen to 100% agree! (Ha! Surprised you!) Also, US Copyright Laws do not=20
require this so they're "mis-stating the truth" as well -- PPR and education=
use are specifically two distinct definitions in Title 17. If I were you, I=20
would call Mitch Block at Direct and personally tell him what you think.
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: (800) 603-1104 or (201) 767-3117
Fax: (201) 767-3035
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