Re: [Videolib] Legality of a DVD backup

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 12:44:53 -0400

Um you can't just make a DVD if your VHS is damaged
Without going through EVERYTHING again , you would first have to
track down rights, check with rights holder etc and EVEN if
after all that you thought this was OK , you could ONLY make
VHS copy since it is NOT an "obsolete" format.
Basically you don't get to "upgrade" to a more
"convenient" or easier format.

I can tell you as "rights" holder that we don't have
the right to make DVDs of many of our titles. This all
very complicated & contractual.

Thousands upon thousands of titles that are or were available
in VHS will NEVER be on DVD for a variety of reasons but
others that were never on VHS will come out on DVD

A lot of reasons for this but whatever you do , DON'T get rid
of a VHS unless you are SURE you can purchase a legit DVD

It is far from dead and many films you need and use
will ONLY be available in VHS

Jessica
( who is still recovering from her trip to Chicago to
see the Çubs sweep the pathetic Mets)

-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
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NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com
212-629-6880

> From: "Ryan Whitehead" <ryan@facets.org> > Reply-To: ryan@facets.org, videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 11:11:28 -0500 > To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: RE: [Videolib] Legality of a DVD backup > > "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 >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Videolib mailing list >> Videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib > > Gary Handman > Director > Media Resources Center > Moffitt Library > UC Berkeley > ghandman@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC > > **** > > "Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us." > --Ted Berrigan > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

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