[Videolib] Licensing Movies with Swank Motion Pictures (streaming

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Tue, 4 Nov 2008 15:28:45 -0600

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Anybody else received this message from Swank? Anybody know more about what=
they're proposing?
Like the Copyright Clearance Center, they are providing a service but they =
aren't exactly proponents of Fair Use (note that Swank's FAQ page doesn't n=
ot mention the classroom face-to-face exemption anywhere).

"...I am with Swank Motion Pictures. I have worked with your University fo=
r a number of years to provide public performance licensing for films. Swa=
nk has most recently obtained the rights to provide movies in an on-demand =
environment-more specifically we are now able to license you to stream movi=
es via your online course management system. We have found that the demand=
to view films via course management to support course curriculums has been=
growing quite rapidly and we hope that this new program will be a good sol=
ution for many colleges and universities. We are currently working on a de=
mo of this new product and it should be complete in the coming weeks-I will=
be sure to forward the demo along a that time. In the mean time please do=
not hesitate to contact me with any questions if you feel this new opportu=
nity may be of value to your campus! I would love to discuss how we can ta=
ilor this new product to meet your current and future needs!"

Barb Bergman | Media Services Librarian | Minnesota State University, Manka=
to | (507) 389-5945 | barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:blue'>Anybody else received this =
message
from Swank? Anybody know more about what they&#8217;re proposing?<o:p></o:p=
></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:blue'>Like the Copyright Clearanc=
e
Center, they are providing a service but they aren&#8217;t exactly proponen=
ts
of Fair Use (note that Swank&#8217;s FAQ page doesn&#8217;t not mention the
classroom face-to-face exemption anywhere).<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:blue'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p=
>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","s=
ans-serif";
color:blue'>&#8220;&#8230;</span><span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-famil=
y:
"Arial","sans-serif"'>I am with Swank Motion Pictures.&nbsp; I have worked =
with
your University for a number of years to provide public performance licensi=
ng
for films.&nbsp; Swank has most recently obtained the rights to provide mov=
ies
in an on-demand environment&#8212;more specifically we are now able to lice=
nse
you to stream movies via your online course management system.&nbsp; We hav=
e
found that the demand to view films via course management to support course
curriculums has been growing quite rapidly and we hope that this new progra=
m
will be a good solution for many colleges and universities.&nbsp; We are
currently working on a demo of this new product and it should be complete i=
n
the coming weeks&#8212;I will be sure to forward the demo along a that
time.&nbsp; In the mean time please do not hesitate to contact me with any
questions if you feel this new opportunity may be of value to your
campus!&nbsp; I would love to discuss how we can tailor this new product to
meet your current and future needs!<span style=3D'color:blue'>&#8221;</span=
><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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ack'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'font-family:"Bradley Hand ITC";color:bl=
ack'>Barb
Bergman | Media Services Librarian | Minnesota State University, Mankato |
(507) 389-5945 | barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu</span><span style=3D'color:black'=
><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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