Well isn’t this interesting? A couple of academic libraries are using Netflix services to deliver movies to their patrons. While I appreciate the measured response by Netflix, this is clearly a violation of terms of service, and also probably a violation of public performance agreements. I honestly want to know what these libraries are thinking. While it is important to deliver materials and services to patrons and Netflix offers a reasonably priced model to accomplish this, you risk so much. The RIAA could come down hard. Midwest Tape and other CD/DVD purveyors to libraries could make things harder on other libraries. Netflix could start feeling the pressure too. For a short-term gain, you risk difficult long term circumstances. The next license agreements for libraries to show movies are going to be absolutely awful.