Re: Indian in the Cupboard

Kristine Brancolini, 812/855-3710 (
Tue, 30 Jan 96 13:39:51 EWT

From: PO3::"" 30-JAN-1996 12:56:42.06
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Subj: Re: Indian in the Cupboard

Joel: What is your basis for disagreeing with Scott's answer?
The Copyright Law specifically exempts the use of home video in a
face-to-face teaching situation. Unless a teacher is using
_Indian in the Cupboard_ for strictly recreational viewing, a
legally-acquired (rented or purchased) home video may be used in
the classroom. Schools that do not recognize this right are
denying students access to materials that the law allows. We've
discussed this before on this list. The new edition of the _Copyright
Primer_, by Janis Bruwelheide, published by ALA (1995) is a good

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

I differ with Scott's answer. Showing of home video in classrooms is a
violation of copyright. Schools in our area have become very concerned with
violating copyright and have begun to strictly enforce the for home use only
rules in their classroom to avoid in problem with film production companies.

Joel Jones
Kansas City P.L.