Public Performance

Tom Furtwangler (
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 10:34:04 -0700 (PDT)

> For us, a more important issue than any of the above is clearance to use
> the program in educational public performance settings

As a distributor I sell half a dozen health titles, primarily to clinics
and health departments. Educational videos which are intended for
public performance in an educational setting.

I guess it's a failing on my part, but we have never specifically
indicated to our clients that they have public performace rights. I
suppose we ought to.

Could someone let me know the mechanics by which your rights are most
commonly defined? IE: Are the performance rights defined/granted through a
statement on your invoice/packing slip, through a separate contract or
correspondance, or by another mechanism? Some exact phrasing (maybe sent
off list) would be incredibly helpful.

Curiously, this has never come up for our program in a decade of
distributing health education videos on a small, but national, scale.


Tom Furtwangler
University of Washington
Novela Health Education