[Videolib] PAL to VHS

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 14 Sep 2004 16:51:37 -0400

It is not legal but you won't get caught. I find disheartening that a
company would do this for you. For companies like Kino which specialize in
films like this it is a bit disconcerting when this issue comes up. It may
be inconvenient to have to watch something on a PAL player but it is not
particularly difficult. Rights are sold for various territories and if
institutions just imported PAL copies and dubbed them to VHS we would not
have much incentive to negotiate contracts to release things like our
German silent films or Tavernier films etc. Yes I know everyone SAYS they
will gladly replace it with a "regular" copy but I just don't know if that
happens and the margin on these things is small believe me.

If your professor can't get a copy of the book he wants in English do you
allow him to translate it and circulate this copy ?


Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: Chris McNevins <Chris.McNevins@uconn.edu> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 14:55:22 -0400 > To: "VIDEOLIB (E-mail)" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: [Videolib] PAL to VHS > > I suppose this is a variation on a much harangued theme, but I thought I'd > throw this out for an opinion anway. > > We have an instructor here who wants to purchase Roberto Rosselini's VIVA > L'ITALIA. It is available from Transglobal Books in PAL standard, but for > an additional modest fee they will make a VHS copy and send both videos to > us. > > I'm willing to deal with the moral implications of this, but what are the > legal ones if we spring for the dup? > > P.S. for the record, I DID NOT get any leads on Claudia Shear's Blown > Sideways Through Life (for those of you who have/will have asked) > > > Chris McNevins > University Library Assistant II > University of Connecticut > Homer Babbidge Library > Collections Services / Acquisitions-Monographs > 369 Fairfield Rd. Unit 2005AM > Storrs, CT 06269-2005 > > phone: 860-486-3842 > fax: 860-486-6493 > mailto:chris.mcnevins@uconn.edu > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib