Well you can=B9t digitize any copyrighted film without a license from the
rights holder so I don=B9t
think the method makes much difference.
I really don=B9t know what if any licenses from studios allow this but then =
am pretty far behind.
I gather there are some companies who have deals with some rights holders
for downloading material
But I am kind of clueless that titles or types are available
I know that we don=B9t even have these rights for much of our library so I
couldn=B9t license many of our titles if I wanted
To. Frankly I think this would go back to the same problem as PPR at
universities. Since there are thousands
Of CRUCIAL titles ( Chaplin, Fassbinder whatever) you could never get
rights on, it is a MESS
Technology is just way ahead of rights issues and I know a lot of cranky
rights holders who may never
Agree to this
On 9/15/06 10:44 AM, "Sakarya, Mustafa" <MSakarya@mercy.edu> wrote:
> I hope some of you may have encountered this issue and can give our libra=
> some direction.
> Is it legal to put a full length copyrighted film on electronic reserve f=
> students to download? What if the film is streamed instead?
> Thanks everyone for your help
> Mustafa Sakarya
> Head of Library Media Services
> Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
I hope some of you may have encountered this issue and can give our library= some direction.
Is it legal to put a full length copyrighted film on electronic reserve for= students to download? What if the film is streamed instead? &nb= sp;
Thanks everyone for your help
Head of Library Media Services
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
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