Section 112(f) of the Teach Act:
Eligible transmitting institutions may make copies of digital works and
digitize portions of analog works in order to make the performances and
displays authorized by Section 110(2) provided that:
the copies are retained by the institution and used only for the
authorized transmission; and
the need to digitize a portion of the analog work exists because there
is no digital version of the work or the existing digital version
incorporates technological protection measures that prohibit its use as
authorized by Section 110(2).
I have the full Teach Act PPT in case others are interested (email me).
The PPT is courtesy of one of our legal advisors - Kenneth Salomon of
Dow, Lohnes & Albertson PLLC.
Vice President, Educational Markets
VBrick Systems, Inc.
12 Beaumont Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] need back up on copyright question
Well...that section has to do with phonorecording preservation copies,
format transfer... Format transfer is only allowed under the
narrow preservation provisions of Section 108; otherwise, we're out of
> see section C
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Andrea Slonosky <Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu>
> Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:01 am
> Subject: [Videolib] need back up on copyright question
> To: email@example.com
>> Dear colleagues,
>> 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
>> our stimulating discussions!
>> Thanks for your help,
>> Andrea Slonosky
>> Chair, Library Department
>> Media Librarian/Assistant Professor
>> Brooklyn Campus Library
>> Long Island University
>> (718) 488-1311
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