[Videolib] another fair use question

Kim Crowley (kcrowley@co.flathead.mt.us)
Tue, 20 Sep 2005 13:44:02 -0600

Hi all,

We have a community college here with a multicultural and global issues program. The person in charge of this program teaches classes and also does some community events. She was under the impression (backed up by the media center, which is not the library) that since she is in a teaching environment and these films are to further the education of the students, that she does not have to have any special rights for films like "Crash" and "Maria Full of Grace." These are films that she would like to show her student group, call "Global Friends". I called her when I saw "Crash" advertised in an email newsletter and she has since pulled that film and substituted "Invisible Children" for which she has permission. But she is still under the impression that she can show "Crash" at a later date to the student club without performance rights (and if they happen to bring their friends, that is okay).

Can she show these films in the classroom without performance rights? Can she show them to the Global Club and friends without performance rights?

Kim Crowley, Director
Flathead County Library phone: 406.758.5826
247 First Avenue East fax: 406.758.5868
Kalispell, MT. 59901-4598

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