Flock of Dodos

The film Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus (http://flockofdodos.com/) now has a distributor, Documentary Educational Resources. Institutions, like libraries and universities, can now buy a copy for $345. It includes the public performance rights that educational institutions need.

I suggest that if you get enough people together, you can buy a copy, watch it, and then donate it to your local library.

Check with your library first to make sure that they will accept the DVDs. Libraries can’t accept home consumer DVDs because libraries need to purchase public performance rights, which home DVDs don’t have.—Too bad for all those evangelicals that bought The Passion to donate to public schools.—However, this DVD comes with the public performance rights; although, they may not transfer.

To all triangle-area bloggers: let’s try to get one or more of the local libraries to get a copy so we can have a screening. I’ve already sent a request to NCSU, but more could help.

  1. NCSU Request Form
  2. Duke Request Form
  3. UNC Request Form
  4. UNC Health Sciences Library Request Form
  5. Durham County Library Request Form
  6. Meredith College Request Form (Faculty/Staff)
  7. Shaw University Contact Information.
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Sent by A Blog Around The Clock on October 5, 2006 9:01 AM

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Posted by coturnix on October 4, 2006 9:06 PM

OK, I made the request to NCSU libraries as well.

Posted by Ginger Yellow on October 5, 2006 6:55 AM

“Libraries can’t accept home consumer DVDs because libraries need to purchase public performance rights, which home DVDs don’t have.”

That’s curious. It’s not public performance if someone takes it from library and watches it at home. Libraries in the UK have lots of consumer DVDs and videos. Is public performance defined differently in the US?

Posted by Reed A. Cartwright on October 5, 2006 7:54 AM

Patrons don’t notice any difference. It’s the same DVD. Libraries just have to pay extra for the public performance rights.