Re: copyright question

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 4 Mar 2003 12:09:29 -0800 (PST)

Just for fun any volunteers who have a 16mm Hollywood feature film
that is deteriorating that is willing to transfer it to video and SEND a
letter to rights holder telling them you had rights to do it since they
did not release it on video?

Honestly I am NOT sure if we are arguing apples and oranges but
you simply have no right to transfer something that is in what is basically
in "inconvenient format " ( what is you definition of deteriorating or
dying for 16mm by the way?) to one you find more useful because the rights
holder has chosen not to release it. I STRONGLY suspect and hope that most
of you mean rare educational material that you have no real chance of
finding ownership on , rather than cases where you COULD find the owner and
they just say no. I am assuming you don't really mean feature films ( which
as far as I know were NEVER sold other than either life of print or limited
term pre- previous discussion). I am just worried that in not being specific
enough you are proposing an excuse to copy stuff some profs can't live
without regardless of copyright situation
All of my rants on this have related to feature films.

Jessica

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> From: Rick Faaberg <rfaaberg@attbi.com> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 11:29:43 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: Re: copyright question > > On 2/28/03 12:25 PM "Gary Handman" <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu> sent this > out: > >> You're >> basically proposing that libraries allow a legally-acquired title in a >> collection crumble into celluloid and dust because the item is not >> replaceable and transfer rights are not forthcoming...I say that's not an >> option for responsible for collection managers. I do it first; cease and >> desist later... > > Badda boom! :-) > > I agree. > > Rick Faaberg >