Re: [Videolib] need back up on copyright question

ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 08:15:23 -0800 (PST)

Hi

Two of the exclusive rights of the copyright holder are making copies
and/or derivative works based on the original

( 106. Exclusive rights in copyrighted
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/106.html

Format transfer falls under these rubrics.

Gary
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> Dear colleagues,
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> I am trying to explain to a patron why we cannot, legally, buy a VHS
> title and transfer it to DVD ourselves. I know it's somewhere in the
> Copyright Law, I think it is in section 106 or 108 but I would
> appreciate a firm citation or link, which will end the discussion. I
> have searched the archives, but, wow, there's just so many hit on
> copyright, format etc that I don't quite have time to wade through all
> our stimulating discussions!
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> Thanks for your help,
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> Andrea
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> Andrea Slonosky
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> Chair, Library Department
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> Long Island University
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> Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu
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> (718) 488-1311
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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