Editing of a copyrighted tape

Bergman, Barbara J. (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Tue, 19 Nov 2002 10:04:48 -0800 (PST)

Here's one that's a little different...

A faculty person brought in a videotape that she wants edited.
It seems that someone somehow managed to tape over a section and now
there is about 2 minutes of static in the middle. She wants us to edit
out the bad spot -- either by splicing or by making a duplicate that
doesn't include the blank spot.

My thoughts are that we shouldn't touch it because either way, we're
altering the tape. On the other hand, the content has already been

The program is a documentary that is still available for purchase at a
reasonable price (but more than the twenty bucks they're willing to

What do you think?


Barb Bergman
Media Services Librarian
Minnesota State University-Mankato
(507) 389-5945