Re: [Videolib] lending video and film

Jerry Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Thu, 07 Apr 2005 09:42:45 -0500

When we were in the process of deciding Intralibrary loans for faculty here
at USF I personally contacted most of the big distributors. To my surprise,
the vast majority supported ILL of media and had no objections, whatsoever.

Jerry

>
>> "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
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
> ****
>
> "Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
> --Ted Berrigan
>
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