[Videolib] Respecting another country's copyright laws regarding classroom use of

Christopher Lewis (clewis@american.edu)
Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:35:10 -0400

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If a home-use video is purchased from, say, the UK Amazon or Videoflick=
s in
Canada, it probably shouldn't be used for face-to-face teaching since t=
hat
provision isn't included in the copyright laws of the countries where t=
he
videos originated, correct?

We've purchased a fair number of videos from overseas vendors and have=
n't
been restricting them from classroom use but now I'm starting to wonder=
.

Chris Lewis
Media Librarian/Acting Assistant University Librarian for Information
Services
American University Library
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If a home-use video is purchased from, say, the UK Amazon or Videofl= icks in Canada, it probably shouldn't be used for face-to-face teaching= since that provision isn't included in the copyright laws of the count= ries where the videos originated, correct?

We've purchased a fair number of videos from overseas vendors and have= n't been restricting them from classroom use but now I'm starting to wo= nder.

Chris Lewis
Media Librarian/Acting Assistant University Librarian for Information S= ervices
American University Library
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