Re: Personal copies of videos on reserve

Carolyn Baxley (
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 15:44:59 -0600

Videos sold to individuals for home use do not carry public performance
rights. As a distributor who has differential pricing for the home and
institutional markets, we take a very dim view of this kind of activity
since it clearly violates the trust we place in people when we accept
their word that the intended use of the video is personal.

Carolyn Baxley

> I would like to know whether libraries place personal copies of videos
> on reserve or in the collection. Sometimes the faculty here ask us to
> do that.
> Thanks!
> Richard Cosmann
> Long Island University
> Brooklyn library