Re: [Videolib] FW: digital A/V archive? a copyright matter

From: Chris Markman <>
Date: Wed Jul 15 2009 - 06:19:15 PDT

Has anyone tried VLC ( in any capacity as a
video-on-demand service for their library? I've been considering a "beta"
launch this semester for the Screen Studies program at my university.

There are some technical hurdles to overcome as far as configuring the
network and training but it seems like an easy way to extend our collection
across campus while keeping the physical media secure and respecting
copyright (let's ignore the issue of scaling the service for now). Any

Chris Markman
Resource Library Coordinator
Visual & Performing Arts
Clark University

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Troy Davis <> wrote:

> ditto what gary says. after all, u never know when you will get sued.
> what the court looks at are "facts." (and, if i read decisions right,
> "good faith" too)
> we all know we need a way to serve video online. not because people
> steal a DVD but because that's where we are. when i watched a netflix
> video last night on my xbox 360 (over wireless), on a 60" TV (and it
> looked awesome), i realized...we have arrived.
> troy

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