...so, you're going to France and I'm still here schlogging away, toiling
on my unpaid mitzvahs...there simply is no cosmic justice in this world.
Have a cool time (temp foid?) dans La Belle France.
At 12:46 PM 8/17/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Gary and friends,
>May I suggest an ALA panel next year on practical copyright and have it
>published on the Videolib listserv? Or with the Videolib monthly reminders
>that a link to the good websites be included as a matter of course. It
>would save so much time!
>To repeat, I hold librarians and libraries in high regard -- I just hate
>misinformation. Which in fact, so do librarians!
>Gary, the use of review copies from Videolib and the other magazines is
>one of personal choice, company policy and possibly implied agreement. If
>it's part of your job (it seems to be) and it's fine by the distributor
>(it would be fine by me), than by all means add it to your collection.
>Since I own my own business and couldn't tell you which hour is business
>or which hour is 'off duty' when I write reviews, I fully understand your
>concept. I personally don't think they should be resold or used
>nefariously (I just wanted to use that word all day!) but I know that this
>is preaching to the converted as anyone on this listserv obviously takes
>their job and responsibilities seriously. Yes, reviews can be considered
>as "free" publicity for distributors, but I would prefer to consider them
>as a job if paid or ("good deeds" for y'all) if paid poorly or at all.
>They're primarily meant to be a service to the readers -- or else every
>review would be five stars. (Not that every single one of my films don't
>DESERVE five stars...).
>This really started out with regards to donations of screeners from member
>organizations with a policy and that's what Jessica and I have been
>responding to. There are dozens of situations that should go beyond the
>law, but on a case to case basis instead of a "steal this book" mentality.
>Everyone will be very glad when I say I hope this is my last and final
>email on the subject. I got DVDs to produce and a trip to France to
>Milestone Film & Video
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