RE: [Videolib] FW: [AMIA-L] Disney to begin renting 'self-destruc

Katherine Litwin (klitwin@facets.org)
Mon, 19 May 2003 09:28:36 -0500

Hopefully they won't catch on, but given the popularity of all disposable
items . . . it doesn't look good.

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-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of
Stephen.Pomes@mms.gov
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 7:26 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] FW: [AMIA-L] Disney to begin renting
'self-destruc ting' DVDs

Besides increasing the solid waste problem, the idea of issuing these
temporary DVDs strikes me as being a cynical move on Disney's part. Will
book publishers follow with paper that is inferior to the newsprint? This
is yet another incidence of planned obsolescence.

Stephen V. Pomes, Librarian
Library
Minerals Management Service
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS 5031
New Orleans, LA 70123-2394
Telephone: 504-736-2521
Fax: 504-736-2525
E-Mail: stephen.pomes@mms.gov

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bustamante, Patricia - HPL
[mailto:Patricia.Bustamante@cityofhouston.net]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 5:24 PM
To: 'videolib@library.berkeley.edu'
Subject: RE: [Videolib] FW: [AMIA-L] Disney to begin renting 'self-destruc
ting' DVDs

Hopefully, they will also have a recycling plan in place.

Patricia Bustamante
Houston Public Library
Manager, Video Department
500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77002
Tel.: 832-393-1459
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-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen.Pomes@mms.gov [mailto:Stephen.Pomes@mms.gov]
Disney to begin renting 'self-destructing' DVDs

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030516/tc_nm/media_disney_dvds_dc

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - This disc will self-destruct in 48
hours.

That is the warning The Walt Disney Co. will issue this
August when it begins to "rent" DVDs that after two days
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