Re: [Videolib] off-air videotaping

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 09:00:04 -0700

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Hi

The copyright law (108) does not address off-air copying, in fact. The
copyright law of 1976 was passed before anyone could agree definitively on
copyright stricture governing off-air taping. Instead, the Kastenmeier
Committee developed a set of guidelines that represent general consensus
regarding reasonable practice (Note! These are guidelines, not law)

The guidelines set parameters for use and retention of materials copied
off-air. This includes classroom use. Retention of off-air materials in a
library for short- or long-term use is not allowed by these guidelines. In
other words, short-term classroom use is ok, but even short-term retention
for, for eg, reserve viewing in a library is not.

See http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/Kastenmeier.html

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Hi

The copyright law (108) does not address off-air copying, in fact.  The copyright law of 1976 was passed before anyone could agree definitively on copyright stricture governing off-air taping.  Instead, the Kastenmeier Committee developed a set of guidelines that represent general consensus regarding reasonable practice (Note!  These are guidelines, not law)

The guidelines set parameters for use and retention of materials copied off-air.  This includes classroom use.  Retention of off-air materials in a library for short- or long-term use is not allowed by these guidelines.  In other words, short-term classroom use is ok, but even short-term retention for, for eg, reserve viewing in a library is not.

See http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/Kastenmeier.html

 

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