Re: [Videolib] another fair use question

Gerald A. Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:39:35 -0400 (EDT)

Kim Crowley wrote:
> 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?

Yes.

Can
> she show them to the Global Club and friends without performance rights?

No.

Jerry Notaro, Media Librarian
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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