Re: Circulating videos

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 08:15:31 -0800 (PST)

There are no copyright restrictions related to the interlibrary loan of
videos. If I lend _Saving Private Ryan_ to an instructor across the state
(unlikely, due it's widespread availability, but the same principle
applies to any home video), she can use the video in class, just as an
instructor here could use it in a class. The face-to-face teaching
exemption applies. Actually, home video isn't the problem with regard to
ILL; some of our expensive educational titles come with license
restrictions. That is, when we acquired the video, we signed a license
saying we would not lend it on ILL. On the other hand, since it's so
expensive we probably wouldn't want to lend it anyway. I just designate
that title "campus use only."

This isn't a fair use issue. A borrower would have the same privileges
and restrictions as one of our users, unless there is a license
restriction on lending the video at all.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University.

On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, LaRoi Lawton wrote:

> Dear VidLibers:
> I find this listserv very informative and engaging and glad that I can
> participate and respond to queries that concern all of us. With respect
> to ILL of AV materials, CUNY (The City University of New York) is
> currently attempting to deal with this as well. Overall, many of us in
> media are concerned about the copyright issues, and as a result have
> heard some horror stories on this subject. We are all aware of the
> ongoing developments in copyright law. At the same time the technology
> has gone through a metamorphosis that has not stopped. This has had a
> positive and negative effect on the educational needs of our students,
> faculty and staff. While I promote the use of ILL for fair use across
> campuses, and universities, there appears to be no standard policy
> nation-wide, much less state wide, depending upon who you talk to. When
> I peruse the issues are even more complicated than
> before. Obviously vendors are in the thick of this debate and any
> Instructor who wants to use Saving Private Ryan to his or her History
> class risks being sued by the copyright owner. The lack of any
> standardized "fair use guidelines" across the board for educational
> multimedia places a huge burden on educators who are encouraged to
> utilize many of today's new teaching technologies. The debate
> continues......
> LaRoi Lawton
> Library/Learning Center
> Bronx Community College
> Bronx, NY 10453
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <>
> To: Laroi Lawton <Laroi Lawton>
> Date: Monday, November 15, 1999 7:07 PM
> Subject: Re: Circulating videos
> Kim,
> At UCSD we circulate videos on campus & via ILL to other academic
> institutions. We do not circulate or ILL film prints. We have never had a
> problem w/ ILL.
> Stephen
> At 12:44 PM 11/15/99 -0800, you wrote:
> >We circulate videos, both on campus and via ILL. I would encourage you to
> >
> >
> >We lend to colleges and universities in the US via our ILL department....
> >
> >At 12:31 PM 11/15/99 -0800, Kim Hale wrote:
> >>Hello:
> >>
> >>Are there any academic institutions among the VIDEOLIB membership who
> >>allow videos to circulate via ILL? I am interested in your policies,
> >>procedures and also any issues you have encountered. I'd also be happy
> >>to hear from the public library sector as well.
> >>
> >>Thank you for your help.
> >>
> >>Kim
> >>
> >>Kimberly Hale, Acquisitions Librarian/Coordinator of Collection Development
> >>Library, Columbia College Chicago
> >>624 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605
> >>(312)344-7355(voice) / (312)344-8062(fax)
> >>
> >
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