Re: [Videolib] Article about PPR for Campus Screenings?

Meghann Matwichuk (
Fri, 04 Aug 2006 11:30:54 -0400

Thanks, Becky!! This was definitely the instance I was thinking
about... although I thought I recalled another article with some quotes
explaining a bit more clearly the issue of PPR and why these screenings
are not legal, even though they're said to be educational and admission
is not charged. But, now that I have more information, that article may
be easier to find. Much appreciated!


Tatar, Becky wrote:

> Hi, Meghann,
> The university involved was Illinois State University (I noticed
> especially, since that's where I went to college!). Here's an article
> from the Bloomington/Normal paper, The Pantagraph.
> If the link doesn't work, I just searched on Google for Illinois State
> University and New Yorker Films.
> Hope this helps.
> Becky Tatar
> Periodicals/Audiovisuals
> Aurora Public Library
> 1 E. Benton Street
> Aurora, IL 60505
> Phone: 630-264-4100
> FAX: 630-896-3209
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> Hello everyone and happy Friday. I help run a committee that
> brings international films to campus for screening to students,
> faculty, and the general public. We purchase public performance
> rights so that we can do this. I've gotten an email from a
> faculty member at another University asking how we handle
> copyright; her institution had been showing films but were
> 'forced' to pay licensing fees or stop showing the films in
> public. I'm in the process of describing how we 'handle' these
> issues (we pay for the rights!), and I'm remembering a news
> article that I believe was posted to this listserv some time ago
> when a major distributor (New Yorker, I believe) started to crack
> down on unlicensed campus screenings. I've spent some time
> searching the VideoLib archives, Google News, and some other
> databases but am not having much luck in turning anything up.
> What I'd liked about this article is that it made a point that if
> colleges and universities want to support arts, they should
> provide funding to allow for film rentals and the purchase public
> performance rights, etc., and not just encourage faculty and
> students to flout copyright law. Does this ring a bell for
> anyone? Does anyone have a link or a citation to share?
> Thanks in advance,
>Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
>Senior Assistant Librarian
>Instructional Media Collection Department
>Morris Library, University of Delaware
>181 S. College Ave.
>Newark, DE 19717
>(302) 831-1475
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