Re: [Videolib] Insight Media's policy on digitization and streaming

Gerald A. Notaro (
Mon, 13 Feb 2006 15:16:50 -0500 (EST)

That is exactly how I read it.


deg farrelly wrote:
> I don't see Insight's message as trumping US Law. As I see it, Insight is
> making no claims at all.
> I read the subtext of the Insight comment to mean:
> "We don't own the rights to the materials we sell and thus we cannot
> extend
> rights to you.
> While you may have rights under the TEACH Act, we don't affirm or advise
> on
> such actions".
> --
> deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
> Arizona State University at the West Campus
> PO Box 37100
> Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
> Phone: 602.543.8522
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>> From: Mark Kopp <>
>> Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 09:51:39 -0500
>> Ummmmmm.... I've read and re-read the aforementioned post, trying to
>> understand the implication....
>> Forgive me if I am less-than-enlightened in this regard, but does
>> Insight Media intend to trump US Law? How does one exempt themselves
>> from the LAW? "Our policy as drafted by our legal counsel:"
>> ??????????...that's very interesting... You could possibly, under a
>> PURCHASE CONTRACT, limit your licensing, but I don't see how you can
>> exempt yourself from the TEACH Act. After having read the TEACH Act
>> several times, I do not recall anywhere, where it said "....unless the
>> company doesn't want ya to..."
>> Are you making the materials available in a digital format? If so, then
>> that's a totally different position.
>> If you are making a digital version, capable of a "digital transmission,
>> then said educational institution must purchase that format from
>> you...if not, the TEACH Act exemption provides for it...CONTRARY to "Our
>> policy as drafted by our legal counsel:"...once again, that's the whole
>> point of the TEACH Act...they want you to step up to digital
>> format...not steal your product.
>> IF said institution meets all said requirements of the TEACH Act, they
>> are allowed BY LAW, to provide said video materials. THAT'S THE POINT OF
>> THE TEACH ACT... If you put something "out there", it's eligible for
>> educational exemption. Besides, why would you NOT WISH to have a school
>> use your material??? I don't even understand the produce
>> an educational product, but attempt to limit it's educational use!!!??
>> The TEACH Act provides protections for your rights.
>> What do YOU see as the difference between the rights for a VHS tape, vs
>> the rights for a digitized work? If the very same piece of information
>> can be viewed in perpetuity on a VHS tape, then why not, in some digital
>> format? What are you seeing, that I am not??? It is merely a shift in
>> the playback format of the very same materials! My video tape can sit on
>> my shelf for years, and the same material on that tape is somehow
>> viewable for years and years, but NOT the very same material in a
>> digital format??? Is that your claim??
>> Mark
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