Now I think even Gary and perhaps who knows maybe even Jed might
go along on this ( ok just kidding about Jed)
I do get asked about this from time to time as in can we make
a "back up " copy and for me at least the answer is no as I like
to assume our stuff will STILL be available, in any event no free
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
> From: Deg Farrelly <DEG.FARRELLY@asu.edu>
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 11:38:37 -0700
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Videolib] Here we go AGAIN
> Here we go again....
> Sorry Jessica, you are dead wrong.
> IF the other provisions of section 108 are met (including *damage* OR
> deterioration OR obsolesence - AND unable to purchase an unused copy at a
> reasonable price, after a REASONABLE search) then a copy CAN be made by a
> Section 108 also specifies that DIGITAL copies may be made as well.
> The law does NOT say that a copy has to be in the original format. (That
> would negate the whole issue of obsolesence, wouldn't it?)
> The law does NOT require "tracking down" the copyright holder and seeking
> permission. Provided the other provisions are met the permission is set in
> the LAW.
> Film distributors contractual negotiations with rights holders should not be
> confused with the specific rights (AND responsibilities and limitations) the
> LAW spells out for Libraries and the contents they have legally acquired and
> have RIGHTS to preserve.
> deg farrelly
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com on behalf of Jessica Rosner
> Sent: Tue 4/27/2004 9:44 AM
> To: "firstname.lastname@example.org, videolib"@library.berkeley.edu
> Subject: Re: [Videolib] Legality of a DVD backup
> 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
> ( who is still recovering from her trip to Chicago to
> see the Çubs sweep the pathetic Mets)
> Jessica Rosner
> Kino International
> 333 W 39th St. 503
> NY NY 10018
>> From: "Ryan Whitehead" <email@example.com>
>> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
>> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 11:11:28 -0500
>> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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.
>> 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: email@example.com
>> Website: www.facets.org
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