Re: [Videolib] Institutional Version of Film Pane Amaro/Bitter Bread

From: McKenzie, Rue <>
Date: Mon Dec 21 2009 - 12:09:04 PST

I just received this e-mail as well. I really thought we could use the home video for face to face instruction or individual viewings under fair use. I typically will purchase the institutional version, but didn't realize there were two versions of this film anyway.

I've never received anything like this before. I kinda want to put my hands on my hips...

Rue McKenzie
Coordinator of Media Collections
Academic Resources
University of South Florida, Tampa Library
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."--Anatole France

From: [] On Behalf Of Chris McNevins
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 2:00 PM
Subject: [Videolib] FW: Institutional Version of Film Pane Amaro/Bitter Bread

Comments, anyone?? I'll probably break down and purchase it at the institutional use price, but really--CANNOT be LEGALLY utilized for....classroom use???

Dear Ms. McNevins,

We have been notified by Amazon that your institution has purchased on November 9, 2009 a copy of the Home Video version of our documentary film, "PANE AMARO/BITTER BREAD". We want to inform you that the Home Video version cannot legally be utilized for library use, classroom use or public screenings. There is an Institutional Use version of "PANE AMARO/BITTER BREAD" that is legally authorized for these purposes. The Institutional Version of our film is available through Amazon or through us for $174.95 plus shipping and handling. We look forward to hearing from you and we thank you for your interest in our film.

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