[Videolib] Question about copyright for "Mystic Spirits" DVD

Renee Zurn (rzurn@duluth.lib.mn.us)
Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:44:02 -0600

Hello Copyright Masters!

We have had the DVD "Mystic Spirits" donated to the library. It is a
disc of music performances. The copyright warning reads " Warning: The
copyright proprietors have licensed the cinematography, film, sound
recordings and packaging artwork contained in this video device for
private home use only. All other rights are reserved. Any unauthorized
use including but not limited to copying, editing, lending, exchanging,
renting, firing, exhibiting, public performances, radio or television
broadcastings or any other diffusion, or otherwise dealing with this
video device or any part thereof is strictly prohibited."

As a public library we routinely catalog and lend home use movies. Is
this copyright different due to the wording that mentions lending and
renting? Shall we add it to our collection or do we need to toss it?
Can we sell it at our Friends booksale?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Renee Zurn
Duluth Public Library
Duluth MN 55802
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