Two sections of the Copyright Act of 1976 permit public performances in libraries under certain circumstances. Professor Heller explains the public performance right in the context of both owners and users of copyrighted works, and proposes a fair use standard that could provide much needed guidance on the use of copyrighted videocassettes in libraries.

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Spring 1992

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84 Law Library Journal 315-340 (1992)