Re: [Videolib] classroom use of "home and community viewing" dvd

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue Jul 28 2009 - 11:52:21 PDT

There is NO SUCH THING as home use only. Basically, if you can buy a DVD
at home video prices on the open market, you can use it in the classroom.

Gary

> Iım guessing what happened is that they donıt have any more of their
> ³educational² copies and just sent you a home-use one. I do it all the
> time
> because they are actually better quality and tell people to ignore the
> warning because we have the contract in our database.
>
> I would follow up with them though.
>
> Benjamin Crossley-Marra
> Non-Theatrical Distribution
> Zeitgeist Films Ltd.
> 247 Centre St, 2nd fl
> New York, NY 10013
> P: (212) 274-1989
> C: (607) 765-7511
> F: (212) 274-1644
> http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com
>
>
> On 7/28/09 2:22 PM, "Deborah Benrubi" <benrubi@usfca.edu> wrote:
>
>> Dear video experts,
>>
>> I've just purchased a DVD that came with a restriction I haven't seen
>> before.
>> We bought a "home use" DVD from a major vendor for an instructor who
>> wants to
>> show it in a class under the usual
>> "face-to-face-teaching-in-the-classroom"
>> exemption. I popped it in the DVD player and was presented with a
>> statement
>> that the DVD is for "home and community viewing only" and that "use by
>> universities, colleges, schools, public libraries" etc. was strictly
>> prohibited. This was not specified anywhere on the website that I saw
>> when I
>> ordered and paid. I think there was no contract prohibiting classroom
>> use
>> under the exemption, so we can use it. I also think it's curious that
>> they
>> specify "community" viewing is allowed. What do you think?
>>
>> Thanks for your advice.
>>
>> Deborah Benrubi
>> Technical Services Librarian
>> University of San Francisco
>> Gleeson Library|Geschke Center
>> 2130 Fulton St.
>> San Francisco, CA 94117
>>
>> PHONE (415) 422-5672 / FAX (415) 422-2233
>> EMAIL <benrubi@usfca.edu>
>>
>>
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>
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>
>
>
> 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.
>

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
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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.
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