Re: [Videolib] Streaming video rights for 1 class

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 2 Oct 2006 15:42:05 -0700

Hi Sarah

Your query has lots of "depends ons" in it. You obviously need rights to do
what you propose (password protection doesn't obviate this--particularly if
you're thinking about streaming whole works). There are no hard and fast rules
or protocols in this area...lots of different distributors offering different
terms and conditions and service options. You'll need to negotiate separately
with each vendor. In my experience, the vendors who are currently selling
digital rights will work with you to get you what you need, when and how you
need it ((for a price, of course!) Prices for in-perpetuity mounting and
retention of files varies. The price is sometimes depends on whether you own a
tape/DVD copy of the title in question. Again, economic models vary widely at
present, from license-it-once, stream it forever, to license it yearly.

Of course, not every distributor/vendor is currently in the digital rights
business... You'll have to spend the time contacting each and talking.

Good luck!

Gary

Quoting "Andrews, Sarah E" <sarah-andrews@uiowa.edu>:

> This is probably a question that is best geared at the distributors or
> academics on the list-
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> What do you think of the possibilities of this scenario? I'm
> considering applying for an institutional grant and need some advice.
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> Professor V. regularly teaches a semester-long class to approximately
> 150 students. 8 videos from a variety of distributors (NOT feature
> films) are screened in full, face-to-face, during regularly scheduled
> class times. Could rights be obtained to stream the entire 8 films on
> the class website every time the course is offered? Could rights be
> obtained on a semester-to-semester basis? The course management system
> would only permit registered students to view the films-who presumably
> already saw the entire film during their class but need to review for
> papers/tests. If possible, how much time and cost do you estimate in
> obtaining these rights? Or-would you just go ahead and not clear rights
> in this case?
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> As always, thanks in advance for your advice & wisdom,
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> Sarah Andrews
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