Re: [Videolib] Copying CD-ROMS

John Holland (
Tue, 22 Apr 2003 15:25:08 -0500

Unless these items were purchased with duplication rights, no you can't do this
without violating copyright. There are a few video publishers who offer
duplication license - Annenberg/CPB is one - but you are limited to one copy,
and these terms are stated clearly in their catalogs and invoices. There is no
way Disney (or any theatrical film producer) is going to allow this.

Gena Zelenka wrote:

> A patron suggested:
> "Burn Copies of and loan out only copies of CDROM Media.
> If it is permissible within current copyright laws, I suggest that copies be
> made of all new and existing CDROM material in the library's collection, and
> that only copies be made available for patron loan. Therefore if the copy of
> the CDROM is lost or damaged, it could be quickly replaced with minimal
> replacement cost and inconvenience to patrons as well".
> They also said they knew of a library's YA dept. that circulated ONLY the
> copies of their Disney movies that they made, not the originals. Kosher?
> Thanks for any and all replies,
> Gena Z.
> Gena K. Zelenka
> A/V and Adult Programming Librarian
> Reader Services
> 20 S. Prospect Ave.
> Park Ridge, IL 60068
> 847-825-3123 x389
> Fax: 847-825-0001
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John Holland
Librarian,  Media Express
Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
(312) 747-4113

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