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Equipment Checkout and Delivery

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About Equipment for Checkout and Delivery

Equipment Catalog

This is an approximate list of equipment available for checkout from CaTS.

Please Note: Wireless Remote Presenters are not available.

  • Camera Tripod
  • Portable Video Projector
  • Screen (tripod, various sizes)
  • PC Laptop Computer
  • Mac Laptop Computer
  • VHS/DVD/Monitor Unit
  • Document Camera (ELMO)
  • Overhead
  • Wireless Microphone (for use in auditoriums)
  • Panopto Microphone
  • Turning Technologies Response Keypads
  • Conferencing Microphone/Speaker
  • Roll Around Whiteboards
  • Flip Chart
  • Easel
  • Webcam
  • Digital Voice Recorder
  • 42'' Plasma Screen Monitor
  • VHS to DVD Conversion Cart

Available To

Faculty, staff

Ordering Equipment for Checkout

Equipment that is checked out must be picked up and returned by the patron at the CaTS Help Desk in 025 Library Annex. You may reserve equipment by phone or in-person:

  • Phone: 937-775-4827
  • Location: CaTS Help Desk, 025 Library Annex
  • Business Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Checkout Guidelines

  • Equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For your convenience, scheduled pickup and return times are indicated on the paperwork provided with your checkout.
  • Orders should be placed during regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).
  • No checkouts will be available before 8 a.m., and no returns will be accepted after 5 p.m.
  • Some equipment is not available in quantities greater than one. A CaTS representative will notify you of these items as needed.
  • Each equipment checkout is limited to three days, including the day of checkout.
  • Checkout extensions are made on a case by case basis.

Client Responsibility

Equipment picked up at the Help Desk becomes the responsibility of the patron until returned to the CaTS. Financial responsibility for equipment that is lost, stolen, destroyed, or damaged while checked out will rest with the patron. The amount of financial responsibility for lost, stolen or destroyed items will be the replacement cost of said items. The amount of financial responsibility for damaged items will be the cost of parts and labor necessary to repair said items.

Ordering Equipment for Classroom Delivery

CaTS offers delivery of media equipment to any Registrar-scheduled class in the class's Registrar-scheduled room.

You may request equipment by phone, email, or in-person:

  • Phone: 937-775-4827
  • Location: CaTS Help Desk, 025 Library Annex
  • Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Delivery Order Deadlines

Classroom delivered equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Delivery orders must be received by no later than 2:30 p.m. the business day before equipment is needed. Also, note that no equipment will be delivered to classrooms before 7:30 a.m.

Additional Information

Electronic Classrooms: Did you know that most WSU classrooms already have the equipment that you can request through our delivery service? For a list of these electronic classrooms, including locations and equipment lists, see the Electronic Classrooms webpage.

Showing Movies or TV Shows in the Classroom

Did you know that the license for that movie you "bought" may only allow you to show it at home, not on campus? Did you know that recording a TV show may only allow you to show it at home, not on campus?

There has been a recent wave of requests for CaTS to support the showing of movies on campus. CaTS will only support the showing of films that have been licensed to be shown in public or those in a face to face, regularly scheduled, numbered courses (fair use). In addition, CaTS cannot support public broadcasts (Super Bowl, Olympics, OSU Football, Survivor, etc).

The following is from the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation and contains specific language concerning copyrighted videocassettes and DVDs.

DVDs and Blu-rays that are available for rental or purchase include the right to exhibit the movie for home use only. These motion pictures do not include a license for showing outside one's home.

If you wish to show movies for any other use or in any other place, you must have a separate license which specifically authorizes such use.

These simple and straightforward rules are detailed in the federal Copyright Act, as amended, Title 17 of the United States Code. According to The Copyright Act, only the copyright owner holds the exclusive right, among others, "to perform the copyrighted work publicly." (Section 106)

In summary, the Copyright Act mandates: The rental or purchase of a Video does not bear the right "to perform the copyrighted work publicly." (Section 202) Videos may be shown without a SEPARATE license in the home to "a normal circle of family and its social acquaintances" (Section 101)

Videos may be shown without a license for non-profit educational purposes and in certain narrowly defined "face-to-face teaching activities" because the law provides limited exceptions for such showings. (Section 110)

All other public performances of Videos are illegal unless they have been authorized by license. Even "performances in 'semipublic' places such as clubs, lodges, factories, summer camps and schools are 'public performances' subject to copyright control." (Senate Report No. 94-473, page 60; House Report No. 94-1476, page 64).

Both for-profit organizations and non-profit institutions must secure a license to show Videos, regardless of whether an admission fee is charged. (Senate Report No. 94-473, page 59; House Report No. 94-1476, page 62)

A party is liable for contributory infringement when it, with knowledge of the infringing activity, contributes to the infringing conduct of another.

Proprietors of a social establishment are vicariously liable for infringement committed by an independent contractor. Vicarious liability arises where a party has "the right and ability to supervise the infringing activity and also has a direct financial interest in such activities." Gershwin Publishing Corp. Vs. Columbia Artists Management, Inc., 443 F.2d1159, 1161 (2d Cir. 1971). Both the property owner and exhibitor must make sure a license is in place before a Video is shown by either party.

Non-compliance with The Copyright Act is considered infringement and carries steep and significant penalties.

Such exhibitions are federal crimes and subject to a $150,000 penalty per exhibition (Section 506). In addition, even inadvertent infringers are subject to substantial civil damages ($750 to $30,000 for each illegal showing) and other penalties. (Sections 502-505)