Re: [Videolib] classroom/ educational use charges

Ciara Healy (
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:40:16 -0500


I know this one!

Because I asked the same exact thing last month.
You can use "home-use" in the classroom. What you don't get are the
public performance rights with home use, and if you don't need them or
anticipate needing those rights (like showing the film in public or
charging admission among other circumstances) then home use is A-OK.

Also, I am considering signing up for Netflix for the instructors to
use in class at my campus. A few academic libraries I have found are
doing it. Has anyone else done this? How is it going? Does it save you
scads of money that one would normally use to purchase popular DVDs?

Frugally yours,
>>> 3/29/2006 3:53 pm >>>

On a number of the videos we are purchasing for the College library, I
am noticing a new category of purchase- "Educational' or "classroom"
use- usually with a much higher cost than "home use." Our
is that under Fair Use, face-to-face classroom use is covered under
"home use." Are we wrong? I would very much appreciate any light
anyone could shed.


Loraine M. Wies

Acquisitions/Periodicals Librarian

Schaffer Library

Union College

Schenectady, NY 12308

tel # 518-388-6689

Ciara Healy
Media Services Librarian

Bruce I. Howell Library
Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 773-4724

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