Re: Laser Discs

Frank Landrum (
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 11:29:58 -0800 (PST)

Well Rick is right,
It is a great question. Where does the Digital Millennium Copyright fit
in? It "allows" digital preservation of works in obsolete formats. At
what point does this video disk technology become obsolete and who decides.
And what if it is in another format availability?
This stuff really is better than daytime TV.
Frank Landrum
Lane ESD

At 11:14 PM 11/9/00 -0800, you wrote:
>On 11/9/00 10:57 PM, at may have written:
>> Would anyone like to share your suggestions/plans regarding the
retrieval of
>> information recorded on video discs in the future? Our Library has about
>> video discs and we were told by our suppliers that SONY & JVC have
stopped to
>> produce video discs players and other manufactures would act the same. All
>> ideas
>> are welcome.
>> Thank you.
>> Wai-king
>Great question! And, this is definitely a question that needs to be
>addressed to the copyright holders of the materials you have and wish to
>move to a different medium.
>It's not an automatic thing, by any stretch, that you can move the content
>to another format without permission from (and/or payment of $ to) the
>holders of the copyrights.
>Oregon, USA