RE: [Videolib] Showing of recent release film

Roxane BenVau (Roxane.BenVau@gcccd.edu)
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 15:21:16 -0700

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I understand that the face-to-face teaching exemption allows classroom
use of copyrighted film or video, but I just want to make doubly sure
that I am correctly interpreting this face-to-face teaching exemption as
it applies to libraries. Scenario: An instructor comes to the Media
Desk and says, "I want to place this video (whether it's Home Use Only,
or borrowed or owned by the instructor or from the library's collection)
on reserve because my students will need to watch it for an assignment."
It's my understanding that it is permissible to place this video on
reserve because:=20

=20

1. The video will be used during the course of face-to-face
teaching activities on a nonprofit ed. campus and is made available to
students at the request of their instructor. =20
2. The college library can be considered a place where instruction
usually occurs-the college library reserve desk can be considered an
extension of the classroom. (Students would view this video in the
library-which makes it a public performance-- but they are watching it
because they are required to do so by their instructor).
3. The video is a legal copy.

=20

Am I off base with my interpretations in any way? I'm re-writing our
media reserve policy and want to make sure that my understanding of all
the issues is correct. I've benchmarked three other libraries, two of
which follow the policy I described above, and one library has their
students view the videos in private booths, which they state makes it a
private viewing and not a public performance. =20

=20

Roxane BenVau

(New) Media Librarian

Grossmont Community College

El Cajon, CA

roxane.benvau@gcccd.edu

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________________________________

From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Gary Handman
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 9:03 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Showing of recent release film

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hullo Francis

I'll make this very simple: the copyright law allows you to "display or
perform" (i.e. make the images visible and the sounds audible) a
copyrighted film or video in the service of face-to-face teaching
(defined as regular instruction in a place where instruction usually
occurs). You can also show a copyrighted video (purchased or rented)
to a small group of family and friends in your home (hence the term
"home video")

The right to all other types of "performance/display" of whole works is
the exclusive right of the copyright holder. In other words to show a
film in an extracurricular setting (regardless of whether your charge or
not, regardless of whether the screening is broadly "educational") you
need to secure (i.e. buy) public performance rights. =20

OK?

Gary Handman

At 08:33 AM 6/13/2007, you wrote:

I know this has been discussed before, but will someone explain the
guidelines for showing a recent release film to students as a student
serves activity. There will be no charge. Is there a policy difference
between renting the movie and the library purchasing the movie?
Thank you,

Francis Kuykendall
South Arkansas Community College
Library
fkuykendall@southark.edu

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel
of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
producers and distributors.=20

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"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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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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font-family:Arial'>I understand that the face-to-face teaching exemption =
allows
classroom use of copyrighted film or video, but I just want to make =
doubly sure
that I am correctly interpreting this face-to-face teaching exemption as =
it
applies to libraries.&nbsp; Scenario:&nbsp; An instructor comes to the =
Media
Desk and says, &#8220;I want to place this video (whether it&#8217;s =
Home Use
Only, or borrowed or owned by the instructor or from the library&#8217;s
collection) on reserve because my students will need to watch it for an
assignment.&#8221;&nbsp; It&#8217;s my understanding that it is =
permissible to
place this video on reserve because: <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The video will be used =
during
the course of face-to-face teaching activities on a nonprofit ed. =
campus
and is made available to students at the request of their
instructor.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The college library =
can be
considered a place where instruction usually occurs&#8212;the =
college library
reserve desk can be considered an extension of the classroom.&nbsp; =
(Students
would view this video in the library&#8212;which makes it a public
performance-- but they are watching it because they are required to =
do so
by their instructor).<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The video is a legal =
copy.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
</ol>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Am I off base with my interpretations in any =
way?&nbsp; I&#8217;m
re-writing our media reserve policy and want to make sure that my =
understanding
of all the issues is correct.&nbsp; I&#8217;ve benchmarked three other
libraries, two of which follow the policy I described above, and one =
library has
their students view the videos in private booths, which they state makes =
it a private
viewing and not a public performance.&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu =
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] <b><span
style=3D'font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Gary Handman<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Wednesday, June 13, =
2007
9:03 AM<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> =
videolib@lists.berkeley.edu<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: [Videolib] =
Showing of
recent release film</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>hullo Francis<br>
<br>
I'll make this very simple:&nbsp; the copyright law allows you to =
&quot;display
or perform&quot; (i.e. make the images visible and the sounds audible) a
copyrighted film or video in the service of face-to-face teaching =
(defined as <u>regular
</u>instruction in a place where instruction usually =
occurs).&nbsp;&nbsp; You
can also show a copyrighted video (purchased or rented) to a small group =
of
family and friends in your home (hence the term &quot;home =
video&quot;)<br>
<br>
The right to <b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>all</span></b> other =
types of
&quot;performance/display&quot; of whole works is the exclusive right of =
the
copyright holder.&nbsp; In other words to show a film in an =
extracurricular
setting (regardless of whether your charge or not, regardless of whether =
the
screening is broadly &quot;educational&quot;) you need to secure (i.e. =
buy)
public performance rights.&nbsp; <br>
<br>
OK?<br>
<br>
Gary Handman<br>
<br>
<br>
At 08:33 AM 6/13/2007, you wrote:<br>
<br>
<br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>I know this has been discussed before, but will someone explain =
the<br>
guidelines for showing a recent release film to students as a =
student<br>
serves activity. There will be no charge. Is there a policy =
difference<br>
between renting the movie and the library purchasing the movie?<br>
Thank you,<br>
<br>
Francis Kuykendall<br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName w:st=3D"on">South</st1:PlaceName> =
<st1:PlaceName
w:st=3D"on">Arkansas</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">Community College</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><br>
Library<br>
fkuykendall@southark.edu<br>
<br>
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of =
issues
relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic =
control,
preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries =
and
related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an =
effective
working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication
between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
distributors. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p></x-sigsep><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><x-sigsep>Gary
Handman<br>
Director<br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName w:st=3D"on">Media</st1:PlaceName> =
<st1:PlaceName
w:st=3D"on">Resources</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><br>
Moffitt Library<br>
UC Berkeley<br>
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu<br>
<a href=3D"http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC" =
eudora=3Dautourl>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC<br>
<br>
</a>&quot;In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, =
all of
life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles.&quot;<br>
<br>
--Guy Debord<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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