Re: Circulating videos

Jessica (
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 09:35:36 -0800 (PST)

This has nothing to do with PPR rights since you are not useing them for
public screening. The restriction is most likely contractual with the
distributor. I realize many high end educational titles come with no loan
restrictions but that is not PPR. I have no problem with a library that
bought a kino title with PPR loaning if for CLASSROOM use , I only meant
that the public performance rights they purchased could not be transfered to
an off site user

>From: "Judy Jones" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: Re: Circulating videos
>Date: Tue, Nov 16, 1999, 4:12 PM

>Jessica, just about any library can afford to purchase movie
>titles. It isn't even economically feasible to ILL them.
>Mostly, at least at academic libraries, the titles most
>requested are pricey educational titles that many libraries
>cannot afford to own. That's where the stickey wicket might
>come in because, as you said, the public performance rights are
>not transferable as far as I know.
>Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999
>07:14:18 -0800 (PST) Reply-to:
>From: "Jessica" <> To:
>Multiple recipients of list <> Subject:
> Re: Circulating videos
>I don't think "fair use" is that complicated in MOST cases. There is NO
>problem showing a Legal copy of Saving Private Ryan in a history class
>provided it is shown ON a VCR and not on closed circuit. This is neither
>complicated nor difficult. Unless a tape is PURCHASED with SPECIFIC contract
>provisions that PREVENT interlibrary loan than there should be no problem.
>My only restriction with Kino titles is that when a tape is purchased with
>Public Performance Rights those rights are NOT transferable to another
>institution. I think most interlibrary loan problems would have more to do
>with protecting valuable and possibly irreplacable material. This is the
>librarian's decision. If you choose to let out your copy
>of El Norte and it gets damaged you can not dupe off another so you have
>decide if you want to loan such material.
> Obviously there are increasing issues involving new technology but I do
>not see how they would effect loans of videos in current collections.
> The use of legitmate material in a classroom is a lot simpler than many
>librarians or distributors will admit ( except of course in Canada)