RE: [Videolib] On the next episode of COPS: Illegal Copies?

Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:57:41 -0800


Interesting message! Thanks for letting us know.

I wanted you to know that my community college has a procedure where
faculty and staff cannot "leave" the campus without going through a
clearance process across the campus. (Have they returned any and all
building keys that they might have? Do they have anything overdue at the
campus library?) So it might be onerous to have this happen on your
campus, but maybe your library could have some way of being notified
when faculty and staff leave campus? Instead of finding out that
someone's left campus from the police?

Just a thought.

Gerie Ventura
Library, Media Services
Highline Community College
Des Moines, Washington
(Not near Mount St. Helens)

-----Original Message-----
From: Threatt, Monique L []
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 7:12 AM
Subject: [Videolib] On the next episode of COPS: Illegal Copies?

Hello everyone,

You will not believe this!

Remember my post about the faculty member who was overheard talking
about making illegal copies for his personal collection? Well,
yesterday, Media received a call from the police department.
Apparently, the police were in the throes of serving this person a
warrant for stolen items when they also came across our labeled DVDs.
Anyway, the IUPD believes the guy was copying the DVDs and selling them
on EBAY. Our media coordinator had to go identify the movies and
retrieve them. The police took pictures for evidence.

Out of the 30 titles (which were overdue), we were able to recuperate
28. Wow, talk about justice served! We later learned that this faculty
member had been arrested and released for prescription drug abuse,
stolen equipment, and dismissed by his department a few months ago.
Jeez, I can't help but feel a tinge of sadness for this person who
apparently has spiraled out-of-control, resorted to illegal means to
make a living, and now will probably serve time in jail. A very sad
ending indeed.


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