RE: [Videolib] Eyes on the Prize

Griest, Bryan (BGriest@ci.glendale.ca.us)
Thu, 27 Jan 2005 09:31:35 -0800

In reaction to Jessica's piece, I would argue that "Eyes on the Prize" might
indeed be of such special social significance as to merit special treatment
along these lines. (Comparing it to "Song of the South" is both cruel and
ironic, of course.) A work so universally lauded is exactly the kind of film
we need to take a stand for, regardless of the justification cited by the
provider. Whether the provider wants to claim it or not, downolading "Eyes"
should be viewed as an act of civil disobedience by those who believe (as I
obviously do) that the copyright laws are out of whack. In addition, since
my library already owned a copy of it, couldn't I also make the claim that I
am making a legitimate (according to most of the participants of the latest
thread) replacement/archival copy from our deteriorating/stolen tapes
anyway?
Bryan Griest
Glendale Public Library

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