RE: [Videolib] Archival copy of DVD

Jed Horovitz (JedH@videopipeline.com)
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 14:47:20 -0400

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Gary,
I really don't want to start an old debate up again but are you a lawyer?
Is it that clear? I don't think so. Check out http://www.eff.org and
http://www.digitalconsumer.org and http://www.321studios.com. They don't
agree with your position.

I simply ask if you are right, why don't libraries lobby to change the law.
Jed Horovitz
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From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Gary Handman
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 2:22 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Archival copy of DVD

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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Gary,=20
I=20 really don't want to start an old debate up again but are you a = lawyer?  Is=20 it that clear?  I don't think so.  Check out http://www.eff.org and http://www.digitalconsumer.org and=20 http://www.321studios.com.  = They=20 don't agree with your position.
 
I=20 simply ask if you are right, why don't libraries lobby to change the=20 law.
Jed=20 Horovitz
-----Original Message-----
From:=20 videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu=20 [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Gary = Handman
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 2:22 = PM
To:=20 videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] = Archival copy=20 of DVD

Absolutely categorically = indubitably and without question = a patent=20 infringement of copyright. 
Do not do = it!

Gary


At=20 01:36 PM 9/19/2003 -0400, you wrote:
A trustee asked if a public = library could=20 make copies of DVDs to circulate.
The original copy would not = circulate,=20 but be kept as an archival copy if
slapdash use causes damage to = the=20 circulating copy.  This question was
prompted by concern = about the=20 short life expectancy of DVDs circulating to
the masses.  = Does=20 anyone do this?  Is it a copyright violation?  My=20 initial
response was it is a copyright violation, but I know back = in the=20 LP days,
libraries made tape copies to circulate.  Thanks = for any=20 advice.

Ellen J.=20 = Reynolds           = ;       =20 ereynolds@pls-net.org
Collection Management Librarian
Pioneer = Library=20 System          www.pls-net.org
4595=20 Rt. 21=20 = N.            = ;       =20 585-394-8260 (V)
Canandaigua, NY=20 14424        585-394-1935=20 = (FAX)


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Videolib@library.berkeley.edu
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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=20 presents itself as an immense accumulation of=20 = spectacles."
         &= nbsp;    =20 --Guy Debord
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