Re: Taping from a broadcast.

Stan Gilliam (stan@pals.guilford.edu)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 11:02:56 -0800

At 04:09 AM 10/28/96 -0800, you wrote:
>Gary,
>
>A Question -- A university in North Carolina called to ask if they could
>duplicate a video of ours to use in an anthropology class on campus. The
>problem -- they did not purchase the tape or rights to use the tape from
>Appalshop. Apparently (from a conversation with a professor who wanted to
>copy the tape) it was taped from a public television broadcast over two years
>ago and is now being used in their media center.
>
>What are our rights? I understand that the copying of material from a
>broadcast is legal if it is used an educational setting, but the use is
>limited to two weeks following the broadcast.
>
>As I am fairly new here, and no one else seems to know, what is your opinion?
> Is there a large publication in which I can purchase for reference? I need
>direction.
>
>Thanks, Carolyn Sturgill, Distributor, Appalshop Film & Video
>
Carolyn, if Appalshop owns the copyright, you control how many copies are
made and
who gets them. You are right that a school is to destroy an off-air copy (in 45
days) unless the copyright holder (you?) gave them permission to keep it for
the life
of the tape.