Re: [Videolib] Oral Testimony of Jonathan Band

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Fri May 15 2009 - 14:09:14 PDT

Yeah...

Someone on videolib just posted a link to the ALA site that links to the
testimony.

Who was it...?

gary

> Can one read the other testimony. Is there a link or anything. ?
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 4:20 PM, <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
>> uh...you should have heard how "the other side" came off...avaricious
>> pit
>> bulls. I personally think that Band was very cool: time librarians and
>> educators took aggressive, no-nonsense stands in the service of broad
>> access, education, intellectual freedom. These are nasty, adversarial
>> times we live in. A lot is at stake, and I, for one, am thankful for
>> vocal
>> friends like Jonathan.
>>
>> Gary Handman
>>
>>
>>
>> > I'm a little dismayed by the snotty tone taken by Band in this
>> > testimony. He asks why we "can’t be trusted to use a technology any
>> 12-
>> > year old can download from the Internet," but then acts like a
>> 12-year-
>> > old himself by saying sarcastic things like "why are we in this
>> > hearing? We should all go across the street together and ask Congress
>> > to repeal the DMCA because it is completely irrelevant."
>> >
>> > I'm sure we all agree that the exemption is a no-brainer, and I'm sure
>> > many of us take a dim view of the DMCA as a whole, but is this how we
>> > want ourselves represented in this argument? It doesn't seem likely to
>> > foster a spirit of compromise to me.
>> >
>> >> Oral Testimony of Jonathan Band on Behalf of ALA, ACRL, and ARL on
>> >> Renewal and Expansion of the Film Clip Compilation Exemption to the
>> >> DMCA Section 1201 Prohibition on Circumvention of Access Control
>> >> Technologies
>> >
>> > Matt
>> > --
>> > Matt Bailey
>> > Media Resources Librarian
>> > Laurence McKinley Gould Library
>> > Carleton College
>> > One North College Street
>> > Northfield, MN 55057
>> >
>> > http://go.carleton.edu/movies
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
>> > issues relating to the selection, evaluation,
>> acquisition,bibliographic
>> > control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats
>> in
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>> serve
>> > as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a
>> channel
>> of
>> > communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
>> > producers and distributors.
>> >
>>
>>
>> Gary Handman
>> Director
>> Media Resources Center
>> Moffitt Library
>> UC Berkeley
>>
>> 510-643-8566
>> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
>> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>>
>> "I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
>> --Francois Truffaut
>>
>>
>> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
>> issues
>> relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
>> control,
>> preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries
>> and
>> related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an
>> effective
>> working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication
>> between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
>> distributors.
>>
> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
> issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
> control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
> libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
> as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of
> communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
> producers and distributors.
>

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

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

"I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
--Francois Truffaut

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
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