Re: Backup copies possible?

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 21 Sep 2001 07:12:34 -0700 (PDT)

Speaking from the usual evil distributor end, the answer is NO unless you
want to just buy two copies. "regular" retail video distributors ( titles
that are usually under $80) would laugh if you wanted a back up copy. I am
of course less familiar with the high end educational materials that can
cost hundreds but the vast majority of places that sell these titles do have
a replacement policy for lost or damaged tapes. Other distributors can feel
free to respond but I don't know of one that would send a gratis back up
Every once and a while I get those annoying forms requested permission
to make a back up copy and sometimes to broadcast the tape on closed circuit
I have had to adopt a policy of literally throwing these orders away because
I don't have time to call up the institution and explain the situation.

I would advice anyone ordering tapes to NEVER send such a form. If you
specifically need extra rights on a title, CALL THE COMPANY. There is a good
chance you may be sending the form to someone who does NOT own these rights
as virtually no company that does would permit either copying or PPR rights
without an additional charge.

Sorry just one of my pet peeves.

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: Lorraine <> > Reply-To: > Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 23:39:47 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Backup copies possible? > > Dear ALL, > > I would like to hear from you if it is possible/legal to request for a > backup copy of any AV materials whenever I place order for our library? If > yes, how to go about that? Is someone doing it? > > Look forward to hearing from you. > Thanks in advance. > > Lorraine Lok > AV Librarian > University of Hong Kong Libraries > Pokfulam Road > Hong Kong >