Re: Copyright

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 09:03:01 -0700 (PDT)

Ah so early on Monday
Becky
I think there is a key confusion here. You can NEVER transfer WITHOUT
FIRST trying to track down and get permission. You must ALWAYS make
a diligent effort to track the rights holder first. There is NO right
to transfer from an obsolete format just because you want to or it is more
convenient. If for instance you had an old 16mm print of SONG OF THE SOUTH
you know who would sue you ASAP if you tried to transfer it just because
they have DELIBERATLY chosen not to release it and they own it

In any case 16mm , IT IS NOT DEAD YET and we still make new prints and rent
our collection widely. I expect it will be MANY years before this would be
a "dead" format.

I realize that a lot of old educational titles are very hard to find
or track down and my area is pretty much feature films ( which is why
I freak out when someone mentions transferring them) but be VERY, VERY
careful about what constitutes a diligent effort to track the rights
and an obsolete format

Jessica

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Jessica Rosner
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> From: Becky Carolus <rjc@psulias.psu.edu> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 08:45:22 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: Copyright > > > --Boundary_(ID_yVHvyRQq5sBePtEbRwBkXw) > Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed > Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT > > Okay, I'm in need of some clarification here. Penn State also holds a > large number of titles that are forever out of print, but we've been under > the assumption that we could not transfer these -- 16mm particularly -- to > VHS or DVD without tracking down and seeking permission from the film maker > when the original distributor is no longer in business. In addition, we've > been under the impression that we can't legally transfer from 16mm to VHS > in these instance since new 16mm equipment is still available for purchase, > even though we want to move in the direction of no longer support 16mm??? > > 3/4" is cut and dried, but not 16mm. > > If this isn't the case, it will certainly make our lives much less > stressful in the next year or so. > > > > Becky Carolus > Administrative Assistant > Penn State MediaTech & UCIF > 203 Special Services Bldg. > 814-863-3101 / 814-863-3107 (fax) > rjc@psulias.psu.edu / rjc5@psu.edu > > --Boundary_(ID_yVHvyRQq5sBePtEbRwBkXw) > Content-type: text/html; charset=us-ascii > Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT > > <html> > Okay, I'm in need of some clarification here.&nbsp; Penn State also holds > a large number of titles that are forever out of print, but we've been > under the assumption that we could not transfer these -- 16mm > particularly -- to VHS or DVD without tracking down and seeking > permission from the film maker when the original distributor is no longer > in business.&nbsp; In addition, we've been under the impression that we > can't legally transfer from 16mm to VHS in these instance since new 16mm > equipment is still available for purchase, even though we want to move in > the direction of no longer support 16mm??? <br><br> > 3/4&quot; is cut and dried, but not 16mm.<br><br> > If this isn't the case, it will certainly make our lives much less > stressful in the next year or so.<br> > &nbsp;<br><br> > <x-sigsep><p></x-sigsep> > <font face="Script MT Bold" size=4 color="#0000FF">Becky Carolus<br> > </font><font size=2 color="#0000FF">Administrative Assistant<br> > Penn State MediaTech &amp; UCIF<br> > 203 Special Services Bldg.<br> > 814-863-3101 / 814-863-3107 (fax)<br> > rjc@psulias.psu.edu / rjc5@psu.edu</font></html> > > --Boundary_(ID_yVHvyRQq5sBePtEbRwBkXw)--