COPYRIGHT RESOURCES PROJECT:
Working with Copyright–Protected Materials in a Digital Environment

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COPYRIGHT RESOURCES PROJECT

COPYRIGHT RESOURCES PROJECT
COPYRIGHT HOLDERS SURVEY

Original Telephone Interview Script
Hello, my name is ___, and I'm calling from the Pacific Film Archive Library at UC Berkeley. I wondered if I could spend a few minutes with someone there to ask about your procedures concerning granting permission to use copyrighted material.

1. Who in your institution handles copyright clearance? What is their title?
Hello, my name is _______ and I'm calling from the Pacific Film Archive Library at UC Berkeley. I wonder if I could have a few minutes of your time to ask you about your procedures concerning granting permission to use copyrighted material. If this isn't a good time for you, I'd be happy to call back when it's more convenient for you. The reason I'm calling is because our library received a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to study the permission process for using copyrighted materials in the digital environment.

2. Do you have any written guidelines regarding what kinds of uses you permit of your copyrighted material?

If so, could we receive a copy?

Do you have different policies for reproduction electronically vs. reproduction on paper? (Please describe.)

3. I would also like to talk to you about obtaining permission for use of your materials in the PFA CineFiles database. What we are doing is scanning and indexing materials, such as reviews, film notes, press kits, and other documents from many different publishers, which we make available on the web to users at no charge, with permission of the copyright holder. Since we are a nonprofit research institution, we normally seek blanket permission from copyright holders to freely display their material. Would you be willing to grant us permission to do this with your materials? [Give them URL of our website: http://www.mip.berkeley.edu/cinefiles/ ]


4. Would your answer be different if certain restrictions in how people could use your materials were applied, for example:

Password protection

Read-only access

Other technological restrictions

If it isn't possible to make the material available without fees, what kind of fee structure would you require? Or would you be interested in a system with links to an online clearing center like copyright.com?