Re: PAL Conversions

Kim Hale (
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 07:13:13 -0700 (PDT)

Does that hold true for archival copying too? For example, transferring
16mm to DVD or video?



Kimberly A. Hale
Head of Collection Management
Columbia College Chicago
624 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-344-7355 Fax: 312-344-8062 Email:

Jessica Rosner wrote:

>YES. You can't convert a video to another format for your convenience >anymore than you can translate a book, transfer film to video etc. Any >transfer from one format to another on a copyrighted work requires the >permission of a copyright holder. Since it is relatively easy to use >a multi-system player you have this option for legitimate use a PAL copy >but it is never legal to make any copies in any format without permission ( >which in reality you would not get anyway) >