Just my two cents.
FYI, the grid I'm creating is more informational than anything else.
The grid will not contain every imaginable detail, but rather it's a
stepping stone for you to use as you see fit.
Most companies require that you also purchase the physical copy along
with digital licensing rights. As librarians, we have a lot of power to
try and change how distributors license their rights, but that's another
discussion...well, I can't resist... =20
I know colleges, universities, and corporations bear the brunt of paying
exorbitant fees for videos/DVDs. But, what bothers me most is that I
have to pay $290 for the physical copy, and then I'm being asked to pay
an additional $200 to digitize the film every one to three years.
That's highway robbery. But, like the good librarian I am, I'm going to
keep my faculty and students happy. I do hope that many distributors
will re-think their digital policies. I know businesses have to make a
profit, but it still stinks. On the other hand, there are a few decent
distributors who are not trying to squeeze every possible dollar they
can from colleges/universities, and I commend them for doing so. =20
Again, I strongly encourage anyone who decides to offer streaming to
their patrons to contact the company in question for all possible
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