It happens a couple of times a year that someone will conversationally
tell me that they plan to show something at a presentation at another
venue, or at the international festival, or a student club, what have
you. At this point, it IS our job to inform our patrons of copyright
restrictions. Some folks don't like to hear this, but my response
always is, "Well, I doubt the FBI is going to be kicking your door down
over this, but I could lose MY job if I knowingly allow improper use of
We do stick a notice inside our cases, just for CYA purposes, and some
people do contact us for elaboration. Regardless, I think all film
libraries should have a posted copyright notice on their web presence.
LeeAnne L. Krause, Manager
Educational Films Collection
University of South Carolina
>>> JedH@internetvideoarchive.com 10/7/2004 10:48:18 AM >>>
As long as we're talking copyrights. It doesn't applies to
debate which is the underlying 'fact'. It barely applies to the
which is the 'expression' because it is so minimal an addition and
using public airways and common feed. Why would there be any limit?
would it matter if you sold burgers and beer in the commons or
money some other way? This in particular is the stuff of our
should be able to remix it anyway you want.
BTW I think, Jessica is on the money regarding Notices and the
responsibility to police. Not your job.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Mary
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] copyright notices
As long as we're talking video copyright, some teachers were
taping the presidential debates and showing them in the student
Students can spend free time here, and there is no face-to-face
I'm guessing it's OK as long as the tape does not include the
pre-debate talk or post-debate analysis. The debate itself comes to
networks through a single video feed, and is likely considered what the
would call 'public service announcements.' Since there is no economic
to be had from this broadcast, I'm thinking this passes all the
fair use. The tape would not be shown after the 10 day limit.
Library Media Specialist
Paul D. Schreiber High School
Port Washington, NY
Well if you are concerned about feature films I wouldn't be.
any feature film will have the standard notice on the front of the
(F.B.I warning) Even the ones I sell WITH PPR have this as I can't
special batch and the license comes separately. Unless you have a
reason to believe student group or prof would be showing it publicly it
not your responsibility to police this and you won't be liable if they
violate copyright by showing it.
It would be their problem
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From: Deborah Benrubi <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 16:49:14 -0700
Subject: [Videolib] copyright notices
This is my first posting to this list so please be gentle! I looked
archives and couldn't find anything about copyright notices. Here's my
The videos in our smallish collection have been acquired for class
instruction, so we haven't been worried about purchasing public
rights, but as our collection grows and becomes more popular we're
about possible public use (non face-to-face-in-a-classroom) by profs
students. What, if anything, do other academic libraries do? Do any
libraries place copyright notices on those circulating videos that did
come with public performance rights? If you have such a notice will
share the wording?
Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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