Use of Rented Videotapes

Robin Feinland (
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 13:36:57 -0800 (PST)

Hi All,

I'm wondering what people think about contractual agreements with video
rental stores (e.g. Blockbuster, West Coast Video, etc.) as they apply to
teachers wanting to use rented videos in classes and/or put these videos on
reserve in the library. It has been said that such agreements might limit
display of home use videos to very restrictive uses and take precedence
over copyright guidelines such as the classroom face-to face teaching

How do libaries that currently put rented videotapes on reserve respond to

Any help would certainly be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your input.


Robin G. Feinland E-mail:
Kresge Center for Teaching Resources Phone: (617) 349-8863
Ludcke Library Fax: (617)
Lesley College
30 Mellen Street
Cambridge, MA 02138