Re: Indian in the Cupboard

Beth Blenz (
Wed, 31 Jan 1996 13:26:26 +0000

Joel, I think the ALA and other organizations would agree with Steve
Bliss . The copyright law allows for a face-to-face teaching
exemption. It may be safest to buy only public perf. videos for schools
(given that there may be multiple uses fior a given tape), but under
controlled conditions, home-use videos may be used without guilt. I
wrote a piece on this subject last year for Children's Video Report.

--Beth Blenz-Clucas

On Tue, 30 Jan 1996, JOEL wrote:

> 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.