Re: [Videolib] Update on copyright case?

From: Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 10:32:46 PDT

New Yorker really was burned by this and to add a little more detail , the
group did get SOME funding ,about $1000 per semester and NOT ONE PENNY WAS
SPENT ON FILM RENTAL. They said they could not "afford " to rent films.
What especially pissed me off is this story was all over the internet and
New Yorker was painted as some evil greedy company.
One important correction. You CAN rent much of the New Yorker Library
directly from Linda Duchin whose contact is
NEWYORKERFILMS@THOMSON.NET

Phone is 917-405-1491.

This does not include IFC , Sony Classics or some other libraries.

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Alex O. Williams <alex@typecastfilms.com>wrote:

> 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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> Institutional Sales
>
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> Seattle, WA . USA
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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.
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Julie Evershed ~ Information Specialist ~ University of Michigan ~
>> Language Resource Center ~ 2012 Modern Languages Building ~ (734) 615-8575
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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.
>
>

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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