Re: [Videolib] Update on copyright case?

From: Alex O. Williams <alex@typecastfilms.com>
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 10:22:34 PDT

It seems to me the fact that New Yorker Films has now gone out of business
and none of their films are available for educators or others who want to
legally present the films to audiences makes the article carry even more
weight than before. It's a solid example of what happens when groups like
the one in Illinois start showing films with no regard for copyright and
without making payment to the company that's gone to the trouble and expense
to distribute the films.

It's funny/telling that the university English professor says "There's
nothing immoral about what they were doing...." in defense of the student
group, rather than, "there's nothing illegal..."

Alex
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On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:35 AM, Evershed, Julie <evershed@umich.edu> wrote:

> This story came out a couple of years ago, but has been a good example for
> me to provide to student clubs as to the seriousness of obtaining PPR for
> screenings. However, since it is now dated, and New Yorker is out of
> business, it is not carrying the weight that it did previously. Does anyone
> know how this case resolved? Any new examples that I can send out?
> Thanks!
> Julie
>
> ___________________________________________________________________
>
> "Movie Airings May Be Costly" Bloomington-Normal, Illinois Pantagraph
>
> 2/8/06
>
> http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2006/02/08/news/106042.txt
>
>
> "ISU faces legal battle from New Yorker Films" Illinois State
>
> University Daily Vedette 2/3/06
>
> http://media.www.dailyvidette.com/media/paper420/news/2006/02/03/News/
>
> Isu-Faces.Legal.Battle.From.New.Yorker.Films-1597623.shtml
>
>
>
> To summarize briefly: A student film group at Illinois State
>
> University has received from New Yorker Films a bill for $8000 for
>
> past VHS and DVD screenings on campus for which public performance
>
> rights were not purchased. The film group feels that the screenings
>
> were part of the educational activities of the University; New Yorker
>
> begs to differ.
>
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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.
Received on Mon Oct 12 10:23:53 2009

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