RE: The Y2K Crisis

Hooft, Robert (
Wed, 19 May 1999 11:01:16 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Jim!

The country of origin for this particular production is U.S., unfortunately,
the exemption does not transfer. This makes it quite difficult for us, as
many distributors/producers in the U.S. often don't know what the heck I'm
talking about when I ask if a video has public performance rights or not.
Canadian law states that we must have permission of some kind to be able to
show videos in a classroom setting, whether it be U.S., Canadian, or
Guatamalan. -- strange but true.

Robert Hooft
Justice Institute of B.C
Library - A/V Section
715 McBride Blvd
New Westminster, B.C.
V3L 5T4
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Scholtz []
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 6:47 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: The Y2K Crisis
> Dear Robert, Although Gary Handman has responded to your question, you
> may
> want to disregard his answer. since you are in Canada - Canada has no
> "Fair Use - or Educational exemption." Do you know what country of origin
> the copyright/producer is from? If from the U.S. - where a face-to-face
> exemption is inacted, I'm not sure that would transfer to Canada but I
> think that it would. (Fair trade and all.) Jim Scholtz, Yankton Community
> Library.
> At 09:28 AM 5/19/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hi everyone!!
> >
> >We have a video entitled "The Y2K Crisis" that was donated to us by one
> of
> >our instructors. It's hosted by Robert Stack and is produced by
> Strategic
> >Productions Inc. It also lists a website on the back of the box (which
> >never connects!!).
> >Anyhow, I would like to find out if it is for Home Use only, or, if it
> can
> >be used for classroom use (it has no markings whatsoever that states for
> >Home Use).
> >Does anyone know where I can find a phone number for Strategic
> Productions
> >Inc.
> >
> >Thanks in Advance
> >Robert Hooft
> >Justice Institute of B.C
> >Library - A/V Section
> >715 McBride Blvd
> >New Westminster, B.C.
> >V3L 5T4
> >Visit our website at:
> >
> >
> >