Re: [Videolib] Archival copy of DVD

MileFilms@aol.com
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 15:51:05 EDT

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<<I really don't want to start an old debate up again but are you a lawyer?=20=
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Is it that clear? I don't think so. Check out http://www.eff.org and=20
http://www.digitalconsumer.org and http://www.321studios.com. They don't a=
gree=20
with your position.>>

Well Gary has already stated his position, and Jessica=E2=80=99s position at=
the=20
moment is probably near third base at the Cubs-Pirates game, so allow me to=20=
rant.=20
What the heck are you talking about, Jed??? These sites absolutely agree=20
with Gary.

http://www.321studios.com/ leads you to http://www.protectfairuse.org/ =20
which states: "Today, your fair use right to copy lawfully obtained, copyrig=
hted=20
material for personal, non-commercial use is in jeopardy. Right now, some=20
Hollywood executives are working to take away your fair use rights, in parti=
cular,=20
your right to make personal backup copies of the DVDs you own. And, unless=20
Washington hears from you, your fair use rights could disappear in the digit=
al=20
age."

Please note the "personal, non-commercial use" phrase. As much as I consider=
=20
librarians my personal friends, this has nothing to do with copying DVDs for=
=20
library use.

ALL these sites state that these rights have been taken away and they have t=
o=20
be restored. Okay, that=E2=80=99s fair enough. But NOWHERE does it say that=20=
a=20
library, video store, television station or any public institution has the r=
ight to=20
duplicate a DVD and use this dupe.

Gary isn=E2=80=99t a lawyer, but neither are you or I. Please find the passa=
ges in=20
the copyright laws that state the duplicates can be made by organizations fo=
r=20
public use. I dare you. Start at <A HREF=3D"http://www.copyright.gov/title17=
/">http://www.copyright.gov/title17/</A>

Jed, please don=E2=80=99t get librarians into lawsuits they can=E2=80=99t de=
fend. They could=20
lose their jobs, for God=E2=80=99s sake.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: (800) 603-1104 or (201) 767-3117
Fax: (201) 767-3035
Email: milefilms@aol.com
www.milestonefilms.com

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<<I really don't want to start an old d= ebate 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.digitalconsume= r.org and http://www.321studios.com.  They don't agree with your posit= ion.>>

Well Gary has already stated his position, and Jessica=E2=80=99s position at= the moment is probably near third base at the Cubs-Pirates game, so allow m= e to rant. What the heck are you talking about, Jed???  These sites ab= solutely agree with Gary.

http://www.321studios.com/ leads you to http://www.protec= tfairuse.org/  which states: "Today, your fair use right to cop= y lawfully obtained, copyrighted material for personal, non-commercial use i= s in jeopardy. Right now, some Hollywood executives are working to take away= your fair use rights, in particular, your right to make personal backup cop= ies of the DVDs you own. And, unless Washington hears from you, your fair us= e rights could disappear in the digital age."

Please note the "personal, non-commercial use" phrase. As much as I consider= librarians my personal friends, this has nothing to do with copying DVDs fo= r library use.

ALL these sites state that these rights have been taken away and they have t= o be restored. Okay, that=E2=80=99s fair enough. But NOWHERE does it say tha= t a library, video store, television station or any public institution has t= he right to duplicate a DVD and use this dupe.

Gary isn=E2=80=99t a lawyer, but neither are you or I. Please find the passa= ges in the copyright laws that state the duplicates can be made by organizat= ions for public use. I dare you. Start at
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/

Jed, please don=E2=80=99t get librarians into lawsuits they can=E2=80=99t de= fend. They could lose their jobs, for God=E2=80=99s sake.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: (800) 603-1104 or (201) 767-3117
Fax: (201) 767-3035
Email: milefilms@aol.com
www.milestonefilms.com
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