Re: [Videolib] clips and copyright

deg farrelly (
Sun, 19 Mar 2006 09:49:14 -0700

It is a common misunderstanding that the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational
Multimedia sets absolute portion limits. The Guidelines are intended to
present a safe harbor, but state specifically:

"While only the courts can authoritatively determine whether a particular
use is fair use, these guidelines represent the endorsers' consensus of
conditions under which fair use should generally apply and examples of when
permission is required.. Uses that exceed these guidelines may nor may not
be fair use. The participants also agree that the more one exceeds these
guidelines, the greater the risk that fair use does not apply."

deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University at the West Campus
PO Box 37100 
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522

> From: "M. Claire Stewart" <> > Reply-To: "" <> > Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 07:30:45 -0600 > To: "" <> > Subject: Re: [Videolib] clips and copyright > > There also was, > and continues to be, a lot of concern that the Multimedia Guidelines > are too narrow. None of the major library associations (ALA, ARL or > ACRL) who participated in the CCUMC process endorsed them. The ARL > has a list of concerns about the Multimedia Guidelines here: > <>. I hope that most of > us consider the guidelines floors, not ceilings.

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