Please note that the legal standard for "reasonable effort" is quite high
these days. A query to your favorite listserv (even this one) and a quick
"google" will not suffice.
Please note also that the standard for what is a "fair" price is not
something that you get to decide for yourself, any more than you can decide
for yourself what you think is a fair price for the car you'd like to buy.
There are legal criteria for "fairness" in this area as well.
At 06:38 PM 3/12/03 -0700, you wrote:
>I've said it here before, and I will continue to say it....
>US Copyright Law *SPECIFICALLY* grants permission to libraries to duplicate
>materials in their collections when:
>the original is worn, damaged or in an obsolete format (3/4" is generally
>regarded as obsolete)
>a *reasonable* effort has been made to find a *new* replacement copy at a
>IF you meet these provisions, you do NOT need to track down the copyright
>holder and seek permission to make these copies.
>While some on this list will vehemently argue against me on this...
>I stand behind the copyright law, chapter and verse: Title 17. Chapter 1.
>deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
>Media/Communications Studies/Women's Studies
>Arizona State University West
>P.O. Box 37100
>Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
> > >>> KStanton@library.unt.edu 03/12/03 10:35AM >>>
> > Hi
> > My library is weeding out all of our 3/4inch tapes and my job is to
> > track down the copyright owners and get permission to make 1/2inch
> > transfer for the titles we want to keep. There are a few titled I
> > haven't been able to find anything on. If anybody has any info it
> > would
> > help a lot. Thanks.
> > Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68
> > dir: Robert Saudek (1970)
> > Debs
> > American Peoples Historical Society (1979)
> > Lighting and Staging Techniques
> > Imero Fiorentino Associates, Inc (1980)
> > Also- We have a film called Future Shock(1972) which Metromedia
> > Producers Corp. was responsible for. I believe FOX took over
> > Metromedia,
> > but when I contacted them I was told they do not hold the rights to
> > this
> > film. Any ideas where else to look. Thanks again.
> > K. Stanton
> > Special Projects Supervisor
> > University of North Texas, Media Library
> > email@example.com
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