RE: Opening Up This Can of Worms Again - Copyrigh

Steve Blis (
Wed, 13 Mar 1996 18:20:24 -0600 (CST)

Regardless of what Ivan Bender (who was legal flack for PMI/Films Inc. before he was legal flack for AIME before being legal flack for CCUMC) thinks, I would think twice about running off copies of Disney's "Little Mermaid" or other titles because they're out of print.....

Steve Bliss
Public Media Home Video

From: Gary Handman[] on behalf of[]
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 1996 11:20 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Opening Up This Can of Worms Again - Copyrigh

There are others issues which seem to informally shaken down by consensus:
Bender and other legal mavens seem to interpret as permissible the making
of a copy of a legally-acquired, physically at risk tape, for which
a reasonable attempt has been made to replace at fair market value (i.e.
an out of distribution title)--in other words, the rules for OP book
copies seem to extend to video (the need for caution and careful
documentation obviously still exists in such cases)

Gary Handman Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000