Re: [Videolib] lending video and film

Gary Handman (
Wed, 06 Apr 2005 15:12:14 -0700

>"infringement because he had sold this copy to this particular
>organization for their use and their use alone."

Did the buyer sign a contract detailing this explicitly as a condition of
commercial sale?

If not: the Doctrine of First Sale allows the buyer to do any damn thing
he or she wants with the film (except making illegal copies): resale,
rental, loan, gift...what have you.

(sue? No one sues without issuing a cease and desist letter...)

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
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