At 08:12 AM 4/25/01 -0700, you wrote:
>I think we have been through this one. Unless you signed something when you
>purchased the tapes agreeing to those type of terms, the rest is
>unenforceable because it goes against standard fair use, right of first sale
>law. In order to place restrictions on the items, the seller/producer would
>have an agreement in place with you.
>In fairness this may not require an actual written contract but it would
>require at least an EXPLICIT oral agreement at the time of purchase
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> > From: John Holland <email@example.com>
> > Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 07:42:50 -0700 (PDT)
> > To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
> > Subject: Legal Question
> > Recently I have run across some new video releases, mainly on smaller
> > specilaized labels (but presumably not bootlegs) with the following
> > disclaimer on the label:
> > "Warning: This videocassette is licensed for private home use. All other
> > rights including duplication, broadcast by any means, RENTAL OR LOAN
> > CIRCULATION FOR PROFIT MAKING AND/OR LIBRARY PURPOSES and all forms of
> > public display are prohibited." (The emphasis in caps is mine).
> > Most of this is familiar and understood, but the part about renting or
> > loaning through a video store or library is new to me. Is this legit? And
> > if so, why are they selling their videos through vendors which sell to
> > libraries and video stores? Or is it a lot of hot air?
> > I remember seeing this on some videos which were purchased by the library
> > a long time ago, and assumed it was no longer valid, but as I mentioned, I
> > have several recent purchases that claim the same rights (I will refrain
> > from naming names right now).
> > Any opinions and/or expert knowledge is welcome!
> > John Holland
> > Chicago Public Library
> > Media Express
> > (312)747-4100
> > firstname.lastname@example.org