If, on the other hand, a producer/distributor says, here's my video, it's
$250 for colleges and/or public libraries because *that's my market* and I'm
not going to sell anywhere near enough copies at $19.95 to turn a profit,
that's a completely different story.
It's the distributors who try to play both sides of the
consumer/institutional fence who run into trouble, and rightly so, if they
insist on basing the price disparity on "rights" that--in the case of face
to face teaching situations--are not needed. What incenses librarians (again
rightly so) is having a producer who is clearly not familiar with the finer
points of copyright law lecture them on copyright law.
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----- Original Message -----
From: screenscope <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2000 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: Discovery Channel
> Am I the only one who is stunned by the recent postings that describe in
> detail how to break the law!
> What is being encouraged goes well beyond ethics -- it's both immoral
> and fraudulent. If you don't like a distributor's policy don't buy
> their products.