[Videolib] A copying question

John Streepy (John.Streepy@cwu.EDU)
Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:42:50 -0800

Hello all,
sorry to interrupt this holiday season with a question, but this just
came up.
I have a professor who dutifully booked a bunch of videos and one film
for her distance ed class. The problem is the 16mm is not going to
project well for the class, the students here can watch it fine from the
16mm, but the distance ed kids won't. The dist. ed tech wants to make a
copy of the film (actually wants to make copies of all the videos as
well to be placed at the distance ed site, but that I will not allow) on
to video to use to broadcast to the distance site. Now as far as I
know, making a copy of a 16mm is verbotten no matter what, but he says
it is permissible if it is a one time only shot and the video is
destroyed afterwards. I thought I would put this to the learned members
of the list, at least the ones that are still around to read this: Do
you allow the copy to be made for the use of a distance ed closed
circuit transmission?
Thanks all for your imput.
jhs

John H. Streepy
Media Assistant III
Library-Media Circulation
Central Washington University Library
400 E. 8th AVE
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

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