As for sending videos on ILL, we don't, but the policy is likely to be
reviewed. Personally I don't like the idea, but that's mainly because most
of the videos I acquire are in a special subject area, cost on average
about $200, and have nasty license terms so we'd have to track the
restrictions for each individual video, which means a steep overhead.
Librarian for Drama, Film and Theater Studies
226 Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University
130 Wall Street, P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Tel: 203/432-8212 Fax: 203/432-8527
> >> "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...)
>Again, details are very hazy, but I believe there was some kind of
>licensing agreement situation. In checking the person's web site, it
>seems that there are many different kinds of licenses (including one for
>inter-library loan) offered by this company. I'm imagining that the
>video in question was purchased without the acquisitions or media
>department being aware of what was available / required in terms of
>licensing. If more and more companies offer such varying license
>packages, I could see how this issue would crop up on occasion. There
>may have been a cease & desist letter, which I'm supposing that the
>library in question contested due to Doctrine of First Sale. Sounded
>like there was confusion and adamant folks on both sides....
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