Re: Out-of-Print Videos and Films

Stan Diamond (sxd@psulias.psu.edu)
Sat, 7 Sep 1996 15:49:42 -0400

>What can one legally do when a video or film, legally purchased at the time,
>wears out and no new distributor can be found? Do any of you make a copy
>one last time before you throw out the worn out copy? Just do without?
>Substitute?
>judyjones@csus.edu

It is my understanding of the copyright law, (no I am not a lawyer etc etc)
that certain libraries may make a circulating copy and archive the original
for any media materials that are worn out. The provisos are: 1. After a
diligent search you cannot find a new print at a reasonable price. 2. That
you are considered a research library.
Good luck.

Stan Diamond, Manager (814) 863-3100
Audio Visual Services (814) 863-2572 (Fax)
Special Services Bldg (800) 826-0132 Order line
1127 Fox Hill Rd, sxd@psulias.psu.edu
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