Re: [Videolib] Closed Captioning

Brigid Duffy (bduffy@sfsu.edu)
Fri, 28 Sep 2007 13:51:11 -0700

We are in the middle of this too, and the rights problems are complex.

Before one gets generous with making copies of copyrighted materials
- in this case a captioned version of a piece of media - one should
check with the company doing the captioning. They may object to you
giving away their product, even to, and maybe especially to, the
original copyright holder. That, as you noted, enhances the value of
their product, and the company that added that value to the product
gets nothing for it, beyond the one-time fee your school paid.

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