Re: [Videolib] Film Series and Alexandra's Project

Jerry Notaro (
Thu, 03 Mar 2005 14:27:48 -0500

This whole issue came up seriously about 10 years ago in Florida. I was
Chair of the Media Services Group and we did a program on this at our Annual
Conference and I wrote an article about it for Florida Libraries. Another
copyright issue is that the MPAA rating system itself is copyrighted. We had
a public librarian putting his own G, PG, PG-13, M, R, and X labels on
videos! I then ended up debating him at the Intellectual Freedom program.


> So the real--or ONE real question--is this:
> What did the copyright holder (not the distributor or publisher) intend?
> And I would further add:
> What did the creator of the work (who may not be the copyright holder) intend
> or desire?
> Just how sticky are those labels?
> Melissa Riley

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