Re: Using French Films

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 16:38:21 -0500 (EST)

Susan: Our Copyright Officer, Kenneth Crews, does not permit this
practice. Making a copy is making a copy; you would need permission of
the copyright holder. On occasion we have sought and obtained such
permission, but the dubs are lousy. We have multistandard players prefer
not to convert from any other standard to NTSC. Your best bet is to find
copies in NTSC without subtitles. There are some sources. What are the
titles of the films?

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Mon, 10 Feb 1997, Susan Dehut wrote:

> I have a copyright-related question for the list:
> I have two French professors who want to use several films (video format
> actually) in their classes this term. They don't want films with English
> subtitles. So they have ordered the films from France, and want me to
> make NTSC copies from the PAL (?) masters.
> Does anyone know of a source to purchase NTSC tapes of these films that
> do not have subtitles? Perhaps a Canadian source? If there is no such
> source, is there a
> way that I can legally make a copy of each film for classroom use? We do
> have a multi-standard VHS that we can book for them to use, but they would
> prefer to be spontaneous and be
> able to use the VHS installed in their classroom any time they wish.
> Sue
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