[Videolib] Q about shrinkwrap licenses or PPR after purchase?

M. Claire Stewart (claire-stewart@northwestern.edu)
Mon, 22 May 2006 14:42:27 -0500

Hi folks, two quick questions:

Has anyone received notification AFTER a video title purchase was
completed that the purchase did not include certain rights, such as
right to perform in the classroom, etc.?

Has anyone encountered a shrinkwrap license on a tape or disc? In
this instance, a shrinkwrap license would be something that
accompanies the physical media and sets forth usage or other terms;
it need not actually be under shrinkwrap, but would be something
perhaps inside the media box or part of the labeling.

Thanks in advance for any stories, replies,


M. Claire Stewart
Head, Digital Media Services, Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center
Coordinator of Digitization Projects, Northwestern University Library
(847) 467-1437
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