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...
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 Benedict
> Henry D. Moore Library
> P. O. Box 127
> Steuben, ME 04680
> 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.
>>> Sally Bannen
>>> Technical Services Librarian
>>> Windham Public Library
>>> 217 Windham Center Road
>>> Windham ME 04062
>>> (207) 892-1908
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