You are right that the first impulse, esp. from a company that does not
understand Blackboard etc., is to wildly overvalue the rights to use
this romantic new method of delivery. They don't get that the same
students are seeing the film the same number of times as they would be
with the original, which you paid for.
I ran into a situation like this with some audio. I did not think I
would be charged at all, since we had already paid for duplication
rights and the company had given me the go-ahead to digitize. Then they
sent a contract not only wanting a yearly $1k but also my files.... hmmm.
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