Re: [Videolib] Fox DVD situation

From: Gail Fedak <gfedak@mtsu.edu>
Date: Tue Apr 14 2009 - 14:35:05 PDT

We purchase titles we need from any legitimate vendor. We have never
restricted our purchases to library vendors only. We don't get MARC records
with purchases from Amazon and other independent vendors, but have not found
that to be a problem.
Gail

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Middle Tennessee State University
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[mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Tatar, Becky
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:43 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Fox DVD situation

In light of Fox's decision on their DVDs, has anyone decided to use outside
vendors like Amazon, Best Buy, etc., to purchase their Fox titles? I
suggested that to one of the management staff, and she wasn't sure about the
legality of it. Her feeling was that if Fox made this decision on what to
sell to a certain segment of the marketplace, we couldn't legally circumvent
it. Her comparison was to how Disney watches over their titles. I told her
that first purchase (do I have that right?) would negate anything Fox might
do or want to do. Her feeling is go with what we get from our vendors, and
if the patrons complain, direct them to the Fox information. Then maybe Fox
will change their minds.

Will Fox go after libraries for purchasing their releases from retail
vendors instead of library vendors? What is everyone else going to do?

Becky Tatar
Periodicals/Audiovisuals
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
www.aurora.lib.il.us

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