Re: [Videolib] copyright AGAIN

Gail Fedak (gfedak@mtsu.edu)
Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:33:54 -0500

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If I understand correctly, what's missing is that the purchaser does not
receive anything physical. What is purchased is not a physical item or its
content, but access to content. When the seller's access to the content goes
away for any of a variety of reasons, so does the purchaser's. Also, when
the purchaser's lease term expires, access goes away. This is probably too
simplistic a view, but I see this type of arrangement as glorified rent -
one that I'm not yet happy to embrace. Streaming certainly serves a rapidly
growing market, but the idea that if/when I spend mega-bucks for streamed
titles, I don't have access to them in perpetuity (until something "breaks")
is onerous. FMG has a very education-friendly and affordable streaming
model. Too many others are asking for amounts of money that I will never
have in my budget, including yearly "maintenance" fees. While I understand
that a seller's up-front and recurring costs are greater for streaming than
for producing hard copies, the current pricing models are mostly
exhorbitant. I hope the newness of streaming will wear off in the next few
years as it did for other new formats so that the cost and other terms of
access will settle to reasonable levels.
My two cents,
Gail

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Gail B. Fedak, Director
Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main St., P.O. Box 33
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
phone 615-898-2899
fax 615-898-2530
email gfedak@mtsu.edu
web www.mtsu.edu/~imr


As I understand it:
I can buy a DVD with PPR for the life of the product. Even if you stop
selling that DVD, if I still have it and it still works, I still have those
rights. What is the difference with a digital file?? It should be the same
thing. You sell it to me, you send it to me, and I own it along with the
rights until it's obsolete or broken. After a while, your ownership runs
out and you can't sell it anymore. But that shouldn't affect the copy I
already have. Please tell me what I'm missing.
best,
anna h.

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Anna Headley

Swarthmore College Library

610.690.5781

aheadle1@swarthmore.edu

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If I understand correctly, what's missing is = that the=20 purchaser does not receive anything physical. What is purchased is = not a=20 physical item or its content, but access to content. When the seller's = access to=20 the content goes away for any of a variety of reasons, so does the = purchaser's.=20 Also, when the purchaser's lease term expires, access goes away. = This is=20 probably too simplistic a view, but I see this type of arrangement = as=20 glorified rent - one that I'm not yet happy to embrace. Streaming = certainly=20 serves a rapidly growing market, but the idea that if/when I spend=20 mega-bucks for streamed titles, I don't have access to them in = perpetuity=20 (until something "breaks") is onerous. FMG has a very = education-friendly=20 and affordable streaming model. Too many others are asking for amounts = of money=20 that I will never have in my budget, including yearly "maintenance" = fees.=20 While I understand that a seller's up-front and recurring costs are = greater for=20 streaming than for producing hard copies, the current pricing models are = mostly=20 exhorbitant. I hope the newness of streaming will wear off in the next = few years=20 as it did for other new formats so that the cost and other terms=20 of access will=20 settle to reasonable levels.  
My two cents,
Gail

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gail B.=20 Fedak, Director
Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State = University
1301=20 E. Main St., P.O. Box 33
Murfreesboro, TN  37132
phone =20 615-898-2899
fax  615-898-2530
email =20 gfedak@mtsu.edu
web  www.mtsu.edu/~imr

 

As = I understand=20 it:
I can buy a DVD with PPR for the life of the product.  Even = if you=20 stop selling that DVD, if I still have it and it still works, I still = have those=20 rights.  What is the difference with a digital file??  It = should be=20 the same thing.  You sell it to me, you send it to me, and I own it = along=20 with the rights until it's obsolete or broken.  After a while, your = ownership runs out and you can't sell it anymore.  But that = shouldn't=20 affect the copy I already have.  Please tell me what I'm=20 missing.
best,
anna h.


--=20
Anna Headley
Swarthmore College Library
610.690.5781
aheadle1@swarthmore.edu =
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