Re: fair use question

Diane Sybeldon (
Thu, 7 Oct 1999 10:19:29 -0700 (PDT)

The information I was given by Criterion Pictures which handles
Fox Home Video releases is this:
There are five criteria:
- the film must be shown in a classroom
- it must be shown to one class only
- it must be listed in the class syllabus
- it must not be shown in an auditorium
- it must be shown for educational purposes
The video can be bought, rented from Blockbuster, etc. but you must
obtain public performance rights from whoever is the designated
Cost of public performance rights varies from film to film.
In addition, the rate is based on the number of seats in an
If you choose to rent 16mm from the distributor the cost goes up.
The contract is a simple language one and asks for minimal
information i.e., date shown, number of attendees, location etc.

Diane Sybeldon
Diane Sybeldon
Wayne State University
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Detroit, Michigan 48202
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