On Tue, 28 May 1996, Steve Cassel -SLO wrote:
> My library has a video (priced over $700), that in the
> course of circulation, has become damaged. The damage is in
> the first two minutes of the video, the rest of the title is
> undamaged. I am uncertain, due to copyright laws, if I can
> perform a minor splicing repair. What about the legality
> questions, if a repair was made, with the spine label of the
> videocassette having been cut in two, and then requesting a
> trade-in of a damaged video? The distributor of this video
> places graphics on the beginning of the video, registering
> the copy to my library, and they seem to take a very narrow
> view to any variations in the copyright laws.
> So... can a repair be made and might there be a problem
> with a trade-in if, the videocassette had been repaired and
> additional damage occured at a later time?
> Steven Cassel