[Videolib] Basta!

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 21 Sep 2004 17:13:35 -0700

Is it just me, or have we finally broken the tediousness barrier. I love
to jaw about copyright as much as the next guy or gal, but, hey, I do
believe it may be time to roll on along. Certainly there are other issues
to kick around (I know this for an absolute fact).

Why don't we talk, for instance, about what is gonna happen to our
non-mainstream (copyrighted) collections once the consumer market sends VHS
into the stygian netherworld of lost media. That worries me a lot more
than copyright at the moment. I've got well on 22,000 titles which may
never see the light of DVD, and I lie awake nights wondering about the big
what next.

(see, I took your mind off of performance rights for a second, no?)


Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
--Ted Berrigan