Re: Indian in the Cupboard

Steve Bliss (
Mon, 29 Jan 1996 18:26:29 -0600

>Since we are a regional library that loans to schools (K-12),
>we ONLY buy with PP rights. What do the rest of you do?
>Allison S. Wheeler
>Supervisor of Library Services
>St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
My understanding is that playing a video for a group of students in a
classroom with a teacher present is not a public performance copyright
violation, according to the Copyright Act. Using a "for home use only"
videocassette in this situation is perfectly legal; you do not need public
performance rights.

Steve Bliss 800-826-3456 x385
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