[Videolib] PAL format and conversion issues

Leathem, Cecilia Anne (cleathem@miami.edu)
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 11:16:51 -0500

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Hello,

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I am new to the list, but have searched the archives to no avail for
information on my issues. I appreciate any input from others.

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As a subject specialist, but not a media specialist, I have received
requests for foreign language videos from Italy and Israel, in
particular. The videos are often available only in PAL format and we
currently do not have the capability for converting and using them in
our library. As a rule, we then notify faculty requesting the video that
we cannot use the format and cancel the request.

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Unsatisfied with our current policy, I have identified several local
companies who can convert PAL videos. I have also queried the library's
digital media lab and our School of Communication lab, neither of whom
has the conversion equipment, but would buy it if we have a great enough
need.

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My questions concern copyright issues.

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Have other libraries converted videos from PAL to another
format?

Have you obtained permission from the producer/supplier
before converting?

Does making and keeping a copy conform to "fair use"? What about
TEACH--SEC. 13301. EDUCATIONAL USE COPYRIGHT EXEMPTION?

Whose copyright law applies?

Are there any other related issues that should concern me?

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Thanks.

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Cecilia

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Cecilia Leathem

Head, Catalog Dept. & Foreign Languages Subject Specialist

University of Miami Libraries

Coral Gables, FL 33124

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305-284-1561

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to no
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others.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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I have
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and <st1:country-region w:st=3D"on"><st1:place =
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in particular. The videos are often available only in PAL format and we
currently do not have the capability for converting and using them in =
our
library. As a rule, we then notify faculty requesting the video that we =
cannot use
the format and cancel the request.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
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identified
several local companies who can convert PAL videos. I have also queried =
the
library&#8217;s digital media lab and our <st1:place =
w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceType
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lab, neither of whom has the conversion equipment, but would buy it if =
we have
a great enough need.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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&nbsp;&nbsp; Have
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format?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
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&nbsp;&nbsp; Have
you obtained permission from the producer/supplier before =
converting?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<pre style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
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COPYRIGHT EXEMPTION?<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre>

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&nbsp;&nbsp; Are
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me?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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Specialist<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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