Record library storytime and broadcast on local cable station
- January 22, 2009 @ 1:41pmlslibrary says: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.
- January 26, 2009 @ 5:42pmFreya Anderson says:You can find an answer that I think would be helpful on this forum at http://librarycopyright.net/wordpress/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=95.
- January 27, 2009 @ 12:12pmspivey says: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 http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page. 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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