RE: [Videolib] FW: Older compact discs not aging well

Jed Horovitz (
Tue, 8 Jun 2004 12:23:18 -0400

It makes me wonder if the distributors knew this? (Not the ones with
participants on this list, but the multinationals that also own patents to
cd/dvd formats and other technologies.) Their insisting that there is no
right to backup media is in effect requiring we repurchase the same things
over and over as technologies die. (OK, books don't last forever either,
but the time frames and representations are totally different.) Librarians
need to be more vocal about the siphoning of tax payer monies to these
companies in exchange for items already purchased. It just a
copyright/technological bait and switch. If a distributor doesn't want to
sell a program but rather just license it, then that should be clear up
front so a library (or individual) can choose. I would consider a license
for a movie if I knew that my copy would be replaced or updated as needed.
But if I buy, I would expect some ownership rights to continuing access the

This is just my opinion.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Pomes,
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 2:43 PM
Subject: [Videolib] FW: Older compact discs not aging well

Older compact discs not aging well
26 May 2004
THEY were sold as the indestructible replacement for cassettes and records.
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