Re: [Videolib] ALA & Public showings

MichaelMay.5652831@bloglines.com
8 Aug 2007 16:56:37 -0000

Here is "ALA Library Fact Sheet 7: Video and Copyright" dated October 2002:

http://www.ala.org/ala/alalibrary/libraryfactsheet/alalibraryfactsheet7.htm

OR http://tinyurl.com/2j7pe3

Mike in Dubuque

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wrote:

I admit I am very gun shy re the ALA and its information on Public
Showings

> Only a few years ago they passed out at the ALA Conference and
official ALA

> document explaining that while it was a violation of copyright
to show films

> in the library , you could go ahead and do it because you
would probably not

> get caught.

> I am NOT making this up and I in fact
kept a copy of this until relatively

> recently but a recent desk cleaning
( resulting in one ton of recycle paper)

> has removed it.

>

> Ironically
I have always trusted Libraries themselves. Until recently it was

> very
, very rare to see a library program a film without clearing it. There

>
does seem to be a significant uptick in this lately though it is still only

> the tiniest fraction of illegal showings. Illegal college showings are

> probably 100 times more likely and come from a variety of sources from

> student groups to academic departments. These are very difficult to police

> And have cost companies like Kino a lot of revenue particularly on foreign

> films.

>

>

> Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE

>

> Jessica Rosner

> Kino International

> 333 W 39th St. 503

> NY NY 10018

> jrosner@kino.com

> 212-629-6880

>

>

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