Copyright Questions

Cecilia Hurt (CHURT@library.unt.edu)
Tue, 15 May 2001 08:28:02 -0700 (PDT)

I would like to draw upon the wealth of knowledge available on the
listserv to clear up a few related copyright questions that we have.

1. We have a VHS copy, in excellent condition, of an out-of-print
title. An instructor has requested that we make a second copy to
accommodate his large classes. Can we legally make a copy of this
title?

2. We have a 16mm copy of an out-of-print title that we legally copied
on to VHS. The same instructor has requested that we make two additional
copies of this title to accommodate the same class. How many copies of
an out-of-print title can we legally make?

3. Where might I find a reference to these two questions/answers in the
copyright law for our future copyright questions?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Cecilia

Cecilia Hurt
churt@library.unt.edu
Assistant Media Librarian (Web Developer)
Media Library/Multimedia Development Lab
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
(940) 380-1640