[Videolib] Supporting student sponsored film festivals

Threatt, Monique L (mthreatt@indiana.edu)
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 14:31:14 -0500

Thanks to everyone who responded to my query.

The consensus was that most librarians are willing to support the
purchase of the feature film for student groups, but it is the
responsibility of the student/sponsor to secure and pay for PPR when
films are shown in an environment other than for classroom use.

If you don't have a policy in place, and you want to add one to your
media collection web page, here is a draft proposal that we are sending
to our legal department for approval. Feel free to edit to fit your

Copyright and Licensing for Public Performance

[insert name of your college/university] holds no public performance
rights for many of its feature films in the [insert the name of your
media center or library] Media collection. Any public showing that is
not part of face-to-face teaching may require a license. The films in
the public domain, which includes all films with a copyright date of
1923 or earlier and may include others in the collection, may be shown
without permission. For the films still protected by copyright, it is
the responsibility of the sponsoring department or organization to
secure permission or pay a license fee for any public showing.


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