RE: [Videolib] verification of archival copy laws

Deg Farrelly (
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 16:52:49 -0700

Thank you for articulating that the law does not distinguish between content types.

Copyright law is very specific in a library's right to make copies when certain conditions are met.
As copyright becomes increasingly a tool for corportate owners, we need to remain vigilent in asserting our *rights* within copyright.

deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Media / Communication Studies / Women's Studies
Arizona State University West
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
Phone: 602.543.8522

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> Subject: Re: [Videolib] verification of archival copy laws
> Note the conditions of Section 108(c) contains five conditions under
> which the archival copy may be produced, of which obsolescence of the
> hardware device is only one of them. The original question as posted
> implied that the 16mm films in question were either damaged or becoming
> unusable due to deterioration.
> Likewise refer to the title of Section 108 in as much as the exemptions
> apply only to libraries and archives, the Law makes no distinction about
> the original commercial intent of the media.
> Jessica Rosner wrote:
> >Well I won't get into my general belief that if you ever tried to copy
> >a 16mm of feature film to video or DVD, the studio ( if they knew ) would
> >sue and win however this is a non issue for a long time. 16mm is many, many
> >years from being obsolete, inconvenient maybe but nowhere near obsolete
> >and I don't see this happening for at least a decade. I am guessing you
> >are referring more to educational than feature material but 16mm not going
> >anywhere soon
> >
> >
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