Re: [Videolib] Fair use of videos
Wed, 2 Feb 2005 11:10:41 -0500

I've been told the same thing by the Discovery channel. I've had some luck
in explaining to them that the purchase is for a school library utilization.
Another tact is to buy it through a credit card through your school business
office. The best way to do it is to buy the title through a third party. Try
School Media Associates --Atlanta, Georgia

Dave Ofiara
Media Librarian
Adirondack Community

Quoting Mary Seligman <>:

> Good morning:
> A teacher in my building has requested we purchase the video "Pompeii" 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 used. I understand that 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
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