[Videolib] iTunes Movies - Thinking Ahead

Brigid Duffy (bduffy@sfsu.edu)
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 16:43:12 -0700

Hi fellow Videolib people,

So Apple now has movies available for download, as does amazon.com -
we have been thinking around the office about what that may mean for
video collections. Technological issues aside (and that can be a big
aside) :

You can download a feature film to a server and show it in a
classroom (through a video projector or tv in a classroom connected
to the server), under the face-to-face teaching copyright exemption,
right?

But you can't do the same for an online class, as it is not face-to-
face teaching, also right? Even if you use passwords to limit access,
as you do for any other class materials?

And this also means that if you back up your server as any sensible
computer person insists, you have to pay for the backup copy, because
that's another copy, right?

Nobody has asked us these questions yet, but somebody will...

Brigid Duffy
Media Acquisitions
Academic Technology
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA 94132-4200
E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu
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