The correct answer is NO WAY IN HELL until I see written confirmation that
you obtained a license from the rights holder
Or you don=B9t show it.
On 9/11/06 7:34 PM, "Steven Harris" <SteHar@library.lib.usu.edu> wrote:
> An added note about my public performance rights question:
> We have had an increasing number of groups on campus who want to use libr=
> DVDs to present public showings of films--mainly features. (Something th=
> rarely happened with the VHS collection.) We have a small auditorium in =
> library that is equipped to show video. Some groups using that space wan=
> "show movies," and some groups just want to check out our DVDs and show t=
> at other locations on campus. Our media collection DOES circulate, so th=
> not the problem. Is the appropriate answer to public performance, "NO WA=
> H*%$!" Do I need to write and distribute a policy that lays down the law
> about public performance of video?
> Steven R. Harris
> Collection Development Librarian
> Utah State University
> (435) 797-3861
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An added note about my public performance rights questi= on:
We have had an increasing number of groups on campus who want to use librar= y DVDs to present public showings of films--mainly features. (Somethin= g that rarely happened with the VHS collection.) We have a small audit= orium in the library that is equipped to show video. Some groups using= that space want to "show movies," and some groups just want to ch= eck out our DVDs and show them at other locations on campus. Our media= collection DOES circulate, so that is not the problem. Is the appropr= iate answer to public performance, "NO WAY IN H*%$!" Do I ne= ed to write and distribute a policy that lays down the law about public perf= ormance of video?
Steven R. Harris
Collection Development Librarian
Utah State University
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