Video in the Classroom

Gary Handman ((no email))
Fri, 6 Oct 1995 13:34:35 -0700

Video players ain't photocopiers...I would be verrrry wary of taking the
"let the viewer beware" approach. Seems to me that it is the firm obligation
of media facilities administrators to oversee compliance to the copyright
laws and licensing strictures both in terms of acqusition/preservation/
duplication of materials AND in terms of how these materials are "performed."
If you circulate stuff for use outside of the library, it's the responsibility
of the end-user to do the right thing; if the stuff is used on-site, it's
yours (Ivan Bender in his mad dog AIME days--before he jumped ship to
CCUMC--used to imply that even in cases where materials circulate, the
lender may be liable for infringement if he/she knowingly circulate stuff
for non-legit uses ["We're wanna check out this copy of 'Thelma & Louise'
to show at our Elks Club dinner..."

Anyone else got opinions or inside tracks?

Gary Handman
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu