Re: [Videolib] Fair use of videos

Jerry Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Wed, 02 Feb 2005 11:04:23 -0500

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> Good morning:
> A teacher in my building has requested we purchase the video "Pompeii" sh=
own
> on The Discovery Channel. I called them and was told that it does not co=
me
> with public performance rights and therefore cannot be sold to a school. =
It
> is my understanding that Fair Use covers the showing of videos in classro=
oms
> as part of instruction, which is how this would be used. I understand th=
at I
> would need PPR if I were to show it in the auditorium for entertainment.
> Help?
> Mary Seligman
> Library Media Specialist
> Paul D. Schreiber High School
> Port Washington, NY

Mary,

I would agree with you. I=B9ve heard of them saying they wanted a higher pric=
e
when selling to schools, but never that they would NOT sell to a school. By
trying to squeeze higher prices out of libraries they think they are
balancing public showings, which we, of course, have no control over outsid=
e
of our campuses. When they do try and =B3extort=B2 us, I buy them personally an=
d
then are reimbursed.

Jerry Notaro, University Librarian
USF St. Petersburg

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Re: [Videolib] Fair use of videos

Good morning:
A teacher in my building has requested we purchase the video "Pompeii&= quot; shown on The Discovery Channel.  I called them and was told that = it does not come with public performance rights and therefore cannot be sold= to a school.  It is my understanding that Fair Use covers the showing = of videos in classrooms as part of instruction, which is how this would be u= sed.  I understand that I would need PPR if I were to show it in the au= ditorium for entertainment.
Help?
Mary Seligman
Library Media Specialist
Paul D. Schreiber High School
Port Washington, NY

Mary,

I would agree with you. I’ve heard of them saying they wanted a highe= r price when selling to schools, but never that they would NOT sell to a sch= ool. By trying to squeeze higher prices out of libraries they think they are= balancing public showings, which we, of course, have no control over outsid= e of our campuses. When they do try and “extort” us, I buy them = personally and then are reimbursed.

Jerry Notaro, University Librarian
USF St. Petersburg

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