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In regard to the search for old episodes of Televison broadcasts.  To wit,
the original post dealt w/ a teacher seeking to show these videos in a
class.  Do the purchase of videos of this sort include the right to show the
program for an audience or public performance?  Or, are educational
instituitions exempt from paying fees for movies or videos in the class
room?  And, does it matter if the video is no longer commercially available?

Thanks.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Mittell [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 8:37 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Classic TV Videos
>
> There are a number of companies that specialize in selling TV videos.
> One good one is Shokus Video (http://www.rahul.net/shokus/index.html)
> - they specialize in 1950s material.  Other companies are out on the
> web - see
> http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Companies/News_and_Media/Tel
> evision/Memorabilia/Videos/ for Yahoo!'s listing of the category.
>
> Another good resource is http://www.ultimatetv.com/ - it has a list
> of programs (fairly comprehensive throughout TV history), with
> external links, often to sources to buy/trade shows.  If you don't
> have money for buying, there's a whole cult of tape trading out on
> the web - look through fan sites.
>
> Also check out a book (how 20th century!) called _The Buyer's Guide
> to Fifty Years of TV on Video_ by Sam Frank.  It provides details on
> buying a large variety of shows - it's a bit quirky, but really
> useful.
>
> Good luck!
>
> -Jason Mittell
>
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