Thanks, Jessica, for helping me to clarify.  All of the issues you mention are 
topics for consideration.

My question is more of a general one: How are libraries dealing with this new 
model, and are they expressing policies publicly?

Regards,

Laura

From: videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu 
[mailto:videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Jessica Rosner
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2014 12:11 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Multi-year lease for streaming films

Have you contacted the rights holder/distributor to see if they can do a 
license for a semester or whatever length you need? I would think most would be 
flexible.  Or do you mean that the film is only sold with PPR rights and NOT 
streaming rights? These are two very distinct rights and it is very possible 
that a company that sells only PPR rights does not own streaming rights.
Again not clear on if you can only get PPR rights and need streaming but in 
general streaming rights are easier to obtain for short terms since most major 
rights holders limit streaming to a year in the case of studios.
You also have the issue of nearly constant rights changes. I know this has been 
my personal crusade but I still caution when buying fiction feature films with 
lifetime rights from anyone other than the filmmaker or production company as I 
know of no company willing to license these for lifetime streaming.
Regards

Jessica



On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Laura Jenemann 
<ljene...@gmu.edu<mailto:ljene...@gmu.edu>> wrote:
Dear videolibbers, and especially academic librarians with distance education 
programs,

How do you address the faculty request for a streaming film that is only 
available on a multi-year leasing basis with PPR?

Please feel free to contact me off list with your response or links to 
collection development policies.

Thank you so much for your responses.

Regards,

Laura

Laura Jenemann
Film Studies/Media Services Librarian
George Mason University
703-993-7593<tel:703-993-7593>
ljene...@gmu.edu<mailto:ljene...@gmu.edu>


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