RE: [Videolib] Legality of a DVD backup

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 10:38:16 -0700

That's not what's being asked here. The question is: can I copy an
expensive (and, presumably, still in distribution) set of videos in
anticipation of their loss or degradation.

The answer is no.

At 09:11 AM 4/27/2004, you wrote:
>"No" in ALL circumstances?
>
>Didn't an earlier post articulate instances in which backing-up was OK -
>i.e. if the item is damaged and becoming unusable? Though Jim's question
>didn't cite "damage" as the reason for duplication, a blanket denial may
>prevent people from exercising rights to which they are entitled.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Ryan Whitehead
>Account Executive, Schools and Libraries
>
>Facets Multi-Media, Inc.
>1517 West Fullerton
>Chicago, IL 60614
>
>Phone: (773) 281-9075
>Fax: (773) 929-5437
>E-Mail: ryan@facets.org
>Website: www.facets.org
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
>[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Gary Handman
>Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 10:22 AM
>To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>Subject: Re: [Videolib] Legality of a DVD backup
>
>no
>
>gary handman
>
>At 07:23 AM 4/27/2004, you wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >We have some videocassettes that were rather expensive and would like to
> >back
> >them up to DVD. The resulting DVD would be only for library use. Is this
> >legal to
> >do?
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Jim Leftwich
> >
> >Jim Leftwich
> >Berkeley College
> >Westchester Campus Library
> >99 Church Street
> >White Plains, NY 10601
> >914-694-1122 x3371
> >jbl@berkeleycollege.ed
> >
> >
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>Gary Handman
>Director
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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