This brings up another interesting question. As I understand the
copyright guide on the University of Texas Copyright site
libraries have a right to make a copy of a lost video under Section
"The right to archive under subsection (c) (for published works)
applies only to replacement of a damaged, deteriorating, lost or stolen
copy, or when the format of the recording has become obsolete, and then
only when a reasonable effort to locate an unused replacement at a fair
price or a device that accommodates the format has proven
The key phrases here are of course "reasonable effort to locate" and
I'd be interested in hearing if any libraries have adopted policies
regarding this issue.
>>> MileFilms@aol.com 9/12/2006 11:43 AM >>>
In a message dated 9/12/06 11:31:28 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Why? If it is a legally acqiured copy I can't imagine why you
> circulate it. Many books go out of print while libraries still own
> circulate their copies. That's sort of the point.
I believe Jessica is just suggesting that out-of-print videos are
desirable and susceptible to theft. Why they should be more so than
beyond me, but they seem to be.
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