Re: Home Use Videos in Meeting Rooms

Jessica (
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 10:34:58 -0700 (PDT)

Boy I wish all librarians were as consentious as you ( especially you
university AV people). It seems a bit odd to have whole families coming in
to watch videos but there is nothing illegal about it. I don't have the
citation but in one of the important rulings on "public" screenings there
was a specific exemption for people related to each other so go ahead have
those family viewings

Jessica Rosner
>From: Maurine Canarsky <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: Home Use Videos in Meeting Rooms
>Date: Tue, Aug 31, 1999, 5:18 PM

>Hello Videolibbers:
>We are a public library and have 4 meeting rooms. We offer VCR equipment
>use in all of them.
>My question is:
>If we designate 3 of the meeting rooms as "private", meaning that the
>meeting is not open to the public, can "home use" videos be legally
>viewed in them if the group using the room is a family?
>Thanks in advance for your opinions and help.
>Maurine Canarsky, Media Librarian
>Noel Wien Public Library
>1215 Cowles St.
>Fairbanks, AK 99701
>907-459-1024 Fax