Re: [Videolib] Respecting another country's copyright laws

Gary Handman (
Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:42:53 -0700

at berkeley it doesn't really matter...most of the classrooms don't have
multistandard or multi-code players anyway!


At 09:35 AM 10/18/2006, you wrote:

>If a home-use video is purchased from, say, the UK Amazon or Videoflicks
>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 countries where
>the videos originated, correct?
>We've purchased a fair number of videos from overseas vendors and haven'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

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

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