Re: [Videolib] Archival copy of DVD

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 11:22:15 -0700

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Absolutely categorically indubitably and without question a patent
infringement of copyright.
Do not do it!

Gary

At 01:36 PM 9/19/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>A trustee asked if a public library could make copies of DVDs to circulate.
>The original copy would not circulate, but be kept as an archival copy if
>slapdash use causes damage to the circulating copy. This question was
>prompted by concern about the short life expectancy of DVDs circulating to
>the masses. Does anyone do this? Is it a copyright violation? My initial
>response was it is a copyright violation, but I know back in the LP days,
>libraries made tape copies to circulate. Thanks for any advice.
>
>Ellen J. Reynolds ereynolds@pls-net.org
>Collection Management Librarian
>Pioneer Library System www.pls-net.org
>4595 Rt. 21 N. 585-394-8260 (V)
>Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-394-1935 (FAX)
>
>
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of
spectacles."
--Guy Debord
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Absolutely categorically indubitably and without question a patent infringement of copyright. 
Do not do it!

Gary


At 01:36 PM 9/19/2003 -0400, you wrote:

A trustee asked if a public library could make copies of DVDs to circulate.
The original copy would not circulate, but be kept as an archival copy if
slapdash use causes damage to the circulating copy.  This question was
prompted by concern about the short life expectancy of DVDs circulating to
the masses.  Does anyone do this?  Is it a copyright violation?  My initial
response was it is a copyright violation, but I know back in the LP days,
libraries made tape copies to circulate.  Thanks for any advice.

Ellen J. Reynolds                   ereynolds@pls-net.org
Collection Management Librarian
Pioneer Library System          www.pls-net.org
4595 Rt. 21 N.                    585-394-8260 (V)
Canandaigua, NY 14424        585-394-1935 (FAX)


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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
           all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."
               --Guy Debord

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