[Videolib] Direct Cinema -- Home Video

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 07 Sep 2004 17:34:46 -0400

I once got a call from a University that wanted to purchase PPR on a title.
Luckily for them I remembered THEY HAD PURCHASED IT WITH PPR so they did not
have to buy it again

Worse comes to worse you can check with distributor who should keep a record
on PPR

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Brewer, Michael" <brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 13:45:04 -0700 > To: "'videolib@library.berkeley.edu'" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: RE: [Videolib] Direct Cinema -- Home Video > > All, > > I have had this same problem with our ordering department. They were (and I > think continue) to order the public performance rights (or the "educational > performance rights") for videos if they are available. My problem with this > is 1) it is unnecessary (as others have noted) and 2) even when we do > purchase the public performance rights, we do not keep track of for which > videos we own them and for which we don't. In the event that we wanted to > have a public performance of something we own (or a professor wanted to show > something as part of a film festival or other showing that was not > exclusively part of a course) we would have no easy way of knowing if we > actually owned the rights or not. > > Has anyone tackled this issue? I asked our tech services people to look > into how we could make a note in the record somehow to indicate if we owned > the rights, but they have not responded. > > mb > > > Michael Brewer > German & Slavic Studies and Media Arts Librarian > University of Arizona Library, A210 > 1510 E. University > P.O. Box 210055 > Tucson, AZ 85721-0055 > Fax 520.621.9733 > Voice 520.307.2771 > brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Pat Shufeldt [mailto:pashuf@charter.net] > Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 12:14 PM > To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Subject: Re: [Videolib] Direct Cinema -- Home Video > > Path of least resistance is to order their films for the public > library from another supplier who doesn't balk at selling without the > unneeded public performance rights. My public library has purchased > some of this company's films through Midwest Tapes. Amazon.com also > carries a number of them. > > While this doesn't deal directly with the issue of the company's > refusal to sell to the public library at home video prices, it does > get around making personal purchases of copies intended for the > library. > > Pat Shufeldt > Greenville, SC > pashuf@charter.net > > > "Jaeschke, Myles" wrote: > >> Hello all, >> >> Recently I submitted an order for some titles from Direct Cinema >> that they offer as home videos. I received back a letter that says >> >> "We are retuning the following purchase orders for incorrect >> pricing. On them, you have listed home video prices that do not >> have Public Performance Licensing for use in educational >> institutions. U.S. Copyright laws require that public libraries >> provide this licensing as your materials are available for use by >> schools, universities and other organizations." >> >> To me this second sentence is just plain wrong. >> >> I called them and had a few words with the person that answered. >> Later I said that I will personally purchase these (home video only) >> and then "donate" them. She told me that would be unethical. >> >> I say tiered pricing is unethical, for universities, PL, or >> otherwise. >> >> End of rant. >> >> Best, >> Myles >> >> Myles Jaeschke >> >> Tulsa City County Library >> >> Film Librarian > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib