[Videolib] copyright notices

Lisa Flanzraich (LFlanzra@Qc1.Qc.Edu)
Thu, 07 Oct 2004 10:29:03 -0400

Date sent: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 08:30:20 -0400
Subject: Re: [Videolib] copyright notices
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
From: "Mary Seligman" <mseligman@portnet.k12.ny.us>
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I am pretty sure that the the debates are in the public domain and
that you can keep them forever.

I'm guessing it's OK as long as the tape does not include the network
pre-debate talk or post-debate analysis. The debate itself comes to all
networks through a single video feed, and is likely considered what the
FCC would call 'public service announcements.' Since there is no
economic gain to be had from this broadcast, I'm thinking this passes all
the criteria for fair use. The tape would not be shown after the 10 day
Any thoughts?
Mary Seligman
Library Media Specialist
Paul D. Schreiber High School
Port Washington, NY

Well if you are concerned about feature films I wouldn't be. Virtually any feature film will
have the standard notice on the front of the film (F.B.I warning) Even the ones I sell WITH
PPR have this as I can't make a special batch and the license comes separately. Unless you
have a specific reason to believe student group or prof would be showing it publicly it is not
your responsibility to police this and you won't be liable if they violate copyright by showing
It would be their problem

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

From: Deborah Benrubi <benrubi@usfca.edu> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 16:49:14 -0700 To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu Subject: [Videolib] copyright notices

Dear Video-libbers,

This is my first posting to this list so please be gentle! I looked in the archives and couldn't find anything about copyright notices. Here's my question:

The videos in our smallish collection have been acquired for class instruction, so we haven't been worried about purchasing public performance rights, but as our collection grows and becomes more popular we're concerned about possible public use (non face-to-face-in-a-classroom) by profs or students. What, if anything, do other academic libraries do? Do any libraries place copyright notices on those circulating videos that did not come with public performance rights? If you have such a notice will you share the wording?

Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Deborah Benrubi Technical Services Librarian University of San Francisco Gleeson Library|Geschke Center 2130 Fulton St. San Francisco, CA 94117

PHONE (415) 422-5672 / FAX (415) 422-2233 or 422-5062 EMAIL <benrubi@usfca.edu>