Re: [Videolib] Size of screen

Cathy Michael (
Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:21:39 -0500 (EST)

There was a recent incident related to television and the superbowl:
"The NFL said the law generally limits Super Bowl showings to one TV no
bigger than 55 inches."

Perhaps the patron was considering this scenario?


Catherine Michael
Communications Librarian
Ithaca College Library
1201 Gannett Center
Ithaca, NY 14850


> And if you show it on an ipod, the studios pay YOU to publicly perform it.
> A really wonderfully nutty notion, but totally false, Eileen.
> Gary Handman
> At 01:50 PM 2/5/2007, you wrote:
>>I had a patron tell me today that she had heard that if you showed a
>> movie
>>on a small screen (under maybe 24") you didn't have to worry about PPR.
>>She wants to show an unspecified movie at the local senior center. I told
>>her this was news to me, but I would ask the experts.
>>So I'm asking you all.
>>Eileen Simmons
>>Assistant Director/Head of Reference
>>Everett Public Library
>>2702 Hoyt Ave.
>>Everett, WA 98201
>>425-257-8017 fax
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> "In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
> presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."
> --Guy Debord

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