I have the template for the more general very legal heavy worded license which is good for films being licensed for a limited term but I am working directly with some filmmakers who own their films or restored silent films where the company can license the film in perpetuity. I really don't think they need more than a basic license/ agreement of a few sentences to the effect that purchasing institution has streaming rights in perpetuity ( this sounds better than "lifetime" to me as that implies issues with format changes but would like to here reactions on that) but that access is limed to active students, faculty and staff on a password protected system. The license generally also includes rights for an campus public showings provided no admission is charged and the screening is not directly publicized off campus. Also a restriction that no additional physical copies will be made ( no problem replacing lost or damaged copies at a nominal fee). Last thing is that streaming and exhibition rights are limited to the purchasing institution ( in other words you can let the physical copy go out on interlibrary loan but of course the borrowing institution can not stream or exhibit it).
I have two general issues. Does this cover everything you would want and does it sound TOO simple? Basically these guys own all the rights so they don't mind adjusting things on a case by case basis. I also work on films with a traditional time limit but other than changing the wording to reflect the time frame should that license have more details? -- Jessica Rosner Media Consultant 224-545-3897 (cell) 212-627-1785 (land line) jessicapros...@gmail.com
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