Re: Beatles documentary

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 23:50:15 -0500 (EST)

Joan: Archival film footage used in a documentary is licensed for a
particular purpose, such as broadcast, educational video, and/or home
video. When she says "cleared," she means the kind of license agreement
the producer had with the copyright holder. It sounds like they did not
clear the rights for videocassette sales, but "theatric use" only. You
can't buy lots of television programs broadcast in the U.S. for the same
reason. No one has cleared videocassette rights.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Joan O'connor wrote:

> Dear Videolib,
> Why would "non-theatric use" be a problem in supplying a video? I
> contacted the person who might be able to help me locate this video and
> here is her response:
> TIA--Joan O'Connor
> I am afraid this programme could not be made availbale for this kind of
> use as it contains lots of material which was not Granada's copyright,
> and this would not have been cleared for non-theatric use. I am sorry i
> cannot help you further on this occasion.
> Regards
> Christine Rimmer
> > Dear Christine Rimmer,
> > I am trying to find a video of a TV documentary put out in
> > 1987 by Granada TV about the Beatles : "It was 20 years ago today." Do you
> > have any suggestions as to where I can find this? A professor at Trinity
> > College in Hartford, CT wants to use this for his freshman seminar. We
> > would like to purchase this if possible but would consider rental if
> > need be. Thank you.