[Videolib] Captioning

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 13:26:27 -0700 (PDT)

Hello all

Does anyone have any insights into the legality of retaining/cataloging
copies of videos which have been captioned (i.e. by the purchasing
institution) after purchase? It's fairly clear that adding captions to a
non-captioned work after-market is allowed by current law, but what about
keeping the "derivative" around in a library collection after its initial

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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