Monday, August 29, 2011

Prom? Thor? Roadkill?

So I was thinking last week about our big-screen TV, the students walking through the library, and all the new movies we bought on DVD. I had an idea...put some of the movies up, in silent, closed-caption mode, to attract students to the collection!

Fortunately, I've learned to ask our copyright specialist, Judy Bastin, about any such ideas, good as they are. And she immediately said, "No, that's not covered under our education exemption. You can't do that!"

Just today, I learned about the Swank licensing service website, suggested by other two-year college directors, and after visiting their college page, printed out their booklet on Film & Video Copyright Infringement. Maybe next time I can check it first, and avoid giving Judy a heart attack.

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