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Bernie Alie <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:30:36 -0400
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What if you only shelved the titles that are included in your license  
near the dvd, and had signage that only those titles may be played  
within the Library?

Just a suggestion...

Bernie Alie
Youth Services Librarian
Kennebunk Free Library

Quoting "Jeanne Benedict" <[log in to unmask]>:

> Here's info from a movie licensing website that would indicate that  
> you need the license no matter the size of the audience - it's all  
> about the location.
> What constitutes "public performance" of an entertainment movie?
> Any showing of an entertainment movie outside the privacy of a home  
> setting is considered a public performance (or public exhibition).
> And just to throw it out there - most of you probably knew this  
> already but you also can't show movies outdoors with your regular  
> license.  I checked on that last week and found out it would cost us  
> an extra $325 to show the Angry Birds movie outdoors - so we're  
> showing it inside!!
> Jeanne
> -- 
> Jeanne Benedict
> Henry D. Moore Library
> P. O. Box 127
> Steuben, ME  04680
> 207-546-7301
> Quoting "Peggy Malley" <[log in to unmask]>:
>> I agree with Janet, I wouldn't think that one would need a license  
>> for individual viewing, but don't know for sure.
>> Peggy Malley, Director
>> Ludden Memorial Library
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List  
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Wilson
>> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:22 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Lightly-monitored movie programs
>> Do you think that a movie license is necessary if individual kids  
>> are just watching a movie on their own? To me, it is not the same  
>> thing as the library sponsoring a movie night.
>> Janet Wilson, Director
>> Rangeley Public Library
>> Quoting "Sally J. Bannen" <[log in to unmask]>:
>>> Our library has a TV in our Teen area-which is within sight of the
>>> circulation desk-that has a Wii hooked up to it. We have had success
>>> with kids asking for Wii remotes and discs at the desk whenever they
>>> want to play, with very little staff-monitoring needed.
>>> We would like to do something similar with movies and have purchased a
>>> DVD player which we intend to hook up just as we have the Wii. We
>>> already have a movie license. However, we are trying to figure how to
>>> assure (as best we can without keeping an eye on that area all the
>>> time) that the kids are using license-approved movies. Since the DVD
>>> player can run with without the remote, there isn't actually anything
>>> to stop them from popping in any movie they wish. As we all know,
>>> putting a sign up to say what needs to be done doesn't always work.
>>> If anyone has successfully done something along this line, we would be
>>> glad to hear your advice.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sally
>>> Sally Bannen
>>> Technical Services Librarian
>>> Windham Public Library
>>> 217 Windham Center Road
>>> Windham ME 04062
>>> (207) 892-1908
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