Re: Preview videos

Brigid Duffy (
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 11:51:51 -0800 (PST)

A faculty member here at San Francisco State donated a video series to us
with 'for review only' at the beginning of each tape. I called the
copyright holder and explained that we are a University media library,
only faculty members can check out tapes for use in University classes (no
public performance rights involved). The copyright holder said okay, under
those circumstances.

Brigid Duffy
Media Purchasing
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999, Leslie Andersen wrote:

> Hi everyone - I have a question that may only really relate to me (or
> others in the Southern California area) but I thought I would throw it out
> for discussion.
> We receive quite a few donations of videos that have been given to
> Motion Picture Academy members to preview while voting for the
> Academy Awards. They often have some indication of that printed on
> the video itself (such as "For your consideration" or similar) and
> sometimes include some extra footage about the preview. Does anyone
> know of anything prohibiting these videos from being included in a library
> collection? Similarly, how do people treat "promotional" CDs which have
> a "not for sale" printed on them? I would appreciate any feedback -
> Thanks -
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Leslie Andersen
> Non-Print Materials Evaluator
> County of Los Angeles Public Library