Re: "world history from 1917-present"

Gary Handman (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 11:39:46 -0700 (PDT)

Hello all...

Here's the deal on dubbing: if the library owns a legally-acquired copy of
the work, if the work is
physically at risk (which most 3/4" tapes are), and if an attempts to find
a replacement at fair market price have been unsuccessful, I'd say the
library is clearly in the clear to dub a working (i.e. circulation) copy.
I'd say the hell with written permission...

Gary Handman
UC Berkeley

At 10:38 AM 04/21/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>We are seeking permission for the same series. The people at Time Life
>suggested that I write a letter detailing which film titles were under
>consideration for dubbing, and include our name and telephone number. We
>also include a statement saying that once the item is dubbed, we will
>discard the original, and all rights and restrictions will apply to our
>new vhs copy. We also note this in our catalog records.
>The address I was given is :
>Special Contacts
>Time Life
>Dept. 100
>Richmond, VA 23280-2300
>We haven't heard back from them yet, but it's only been a few weeks.
>Rhonda Rosen wrote:
>> hi,
>> this is an old Time-Life Multimedia series from the late '70's.
>> we have an old 3/4" tape. i'd either like to purchase it in VHS or
>> get some sort of permission to transfer it -- anyone know of a source
>> to purchase or if the copyright holders are around?
>> thanks,
>> rhonda
>> Rhonda Rosen
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