Re: copyright question

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 12:42:47 -0800 (PST)

As we established before we are miles apart on this.
Just so I am understanding your position,
You have a 16mm print of a film ( which you presumably bought as a life of
print lease as I know of no sales contract which would say life of print and
make a copy when it goes bad). The film is going bad and the title has
not been released on video so you get to make a copy??? Doesn't matter if
it owned by someone who just does not want to make it available at ANY price
You don't have to do a copyright search to determine owner?
Just copy anything that is going bad if it is not on video?

Good Luck if anyone ever goes after you
Some libraries even had 16mm copies of Song of the South I would LOVE to see
someone copy that since it will NEVER be on video

Suffice to say we really disagree on this and all the copyright people I
know who I assure ARE not in pay of MPAA or the studios

Obviously the odds of anyone getting caught doing such a thing are
almost non-exististent but LEGALLY I don't think you have a leg to stand on

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

> From: Gary Handman <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 12:15:31 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: copyright question > > If this is the case and you've firmly established commercial > unavailability, I'd say you're on OK ground to transfer to another format > (one copy only and don't circulate the 16mm copy) > > gary > > > At 11:49 AM 2/28/2003 -0800, you wrote: >> What if your 16mm has degraded, is nearly unplayable, and you need to make >> a preservation copy because it is out of print? >> Do you need to make a 16mm copy again? >> >> Sarah Andrews >> University of Iowa Libraries >> > > Gary Handman > Director > Media Resources Center > Moffitt Library > UC Berkeley > > >