Re: Video showings in the library

Jessica (
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 14:44:09 -0800 (PST)

Um guys I think we jumped the gun on this one. The guy can do whatever he
wants WITH HIS OWN films
I am sure that libraries would love it if all directors owned their own
movies and allowed libraries to show them for free
Just take advantage of Mr. Cohen's generosity but don't get used to it since
I doubt it will catch on at the studios ( or Kino)

>From: Gary Handman <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: RE: Video showings in the library
>Date: Thu, Nov 4, 1999, 10:19 PM

>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
>>> ****************************************
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>Gary Handman
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley 94720-6000
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