Record library storytime and broadcast on local cable station

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  • Our local government-run cable station wants to videotape our storytimes and broadcast them on the cable station. During storytime, we use recorded music and read several children's storybooks. Is this a violation of copyright? I want to make sure before the videos are broadcast.
  • You can find an answer that I think would be helpful on this forum at
  • In the post mentioned above, someone notes library exemptions and fair use. It is my understanding that you cannot mix and match fair use and library-exemption arguments: it's an either/or.

    There are a couple of options. Read public domain stories, which you could find at There are children's books available for free because they are in the public domain.

    Also, if your staff is creative, they could create their own stories.


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