Re: license

Gary Handman (
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 08:51:23 -0800 (PST)

Showing a complete video or a substantial portion of a video to a
conference does not fall under fair use in the current law (only
face-to-face classroom teaching does)... also, it sorta depends on the
video being shown: if it's a video from a distributor of indie
non-theatrical works, chances are the video comes with appropriate rights.

On the other hand--I wonder if anyone in the history of videodom has EVER
acquired PPRs for showing a video at a professional conference

Gary Handman

>I have a question for the list...How do you handle a faculty members'
>request to show a video at a small conference? Does this fall under fair use
>for educational use, or will we need to get public performance rights??
>Thanks in advance for your advice.
>Ann O'Brien Fuller
>Head of Media Services
>Armstrong Atlantic State University
>11935 Abercorn Street
>Savannah, GA 31419
>(912) 927-5334/5335