Re: Personal copies of videos on reserve

Stan Diamond (
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 17:02:38 -0500

While I can appreciate the need for distributors to profit on the
sale of their collections, the copyright law clearly provides that any
legally acquired video may be used in a face to face teaching situation
without regard to copyright restriction. It would then appear that this
clause (which I believe is 110a) would cover purchased home use videos when
used in a classroom.


At 04:38 PM 10/27/98 , you wrote:
>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