RE: Video showings in the library

Lyn McCurdy (
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 14:41:38 -0800 (PST)

Does the Richard Cohen in this instance own the rights to the films, hence
the URL: ?

At 02:20 PM 11/04/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>Uh...Richard...charging has fees has nothing to do with it. You show a
>film or video in public, you need public performance rights. Period. I
>like the idea of public libraries screening films and videos, also; I'd
>never do it without paying off the copyright owner or his/her agent.
>At 01:50 PM 11/04/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>>You cannot do this for free! You must pay a license.
>>Carol Dunn
>>From: Richard Cohen[]
>>Reply To:
>>Sent: Thursday, November 04, 1999 4:45 PM
>>To: Multiple recipients of list
>>Subject: Re: Video showings in the library
>>As long as no admission fee is charged I allow my films to be shown to the
>>public. I like the idea of public libraries screening films and videos.
>>is no extra licensing fee involved.
>>James Smith wrote:
>>> Hello All:
>>> My library is considering a new program where we show videos free of charge
>>> in our auditorium to whoever wants to come in and watch them. Now I know
>>> that I cannot just takes the videos off my shelf to use, so what I need to
>>> know is do I have to purchase the videos with PPR, or are there companies
>>> out there who simply rent them with PPR specifically for this situation.
>>> info would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> James
>>> ****************************************
>>> James G. Smith
>>> Denver Public Library
>>> Collection Development Office
>>> 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
>>> Denver, CO 80204
>>> (303)640-6112 Phone
>>> (303)640-6216 Fax
>>> ****************************************
>>Attachment Converted: "D:\My Documents\Attachments\RE Video showings in
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>Gary Handman
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley 94720-6000
>"Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)

Lyn McCurdy
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