Re: Copyright

Jerry Notaro (
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 09:29:53 -0700 (PDT)

Gary Handman wrote:

> OK...
> Ten aftern nine am and I'm weighing in. I think you may be obfuscating
> things, Jessica.
> If a library has made a reasonable (well-documented) effort to acquire a
> replacement of a title that it has legally acquired
> if it has been determined after such a search that the material is not
> available at fair market price
> I firmly believe it is reasonable (and within the strictures of current
> copyright) to make a replacement copy. I also think that in such
> circumstances making a video copy from a 16mm print or a DVD from a video
> copy would hold up in court under the current terms of Section 108 of the
> copyright law.
> Anyone disagree?

I agree, but would be apprehensive about going from a video to DVD if the
original legally acquired title was a video.