[Library Media] Glory redux

Cindy Mitchell cindy.mitchell at jordandistrict.org
Thu May 7 11:41:13 MDT 2015


No - you have to own your own VHS copy before you can make the DVD copies
you now need.  No sharing with other libraries.  That is breaking copyright
in my mind by trying to avoid paying for something in the format that it is
available.  You could call Karrie with ALA and ask her, perhaps?


On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Debera Herget <
debera.herget at jordandistrict.org> wrote:

> Question:  Could someone who owns it on VHS make the 3 copies and give one
> to another school that doesn't own an original copy?  We would love a copy
> here but I don't have it on Video Cassette.
> On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Cindy Mitchell <
> cindy.mitchell at jordandistrict.org> wrote:
>> I talked to Karrie Russell who is the Copyright expert at the ALA
>> Washington Office this morning.
>> She says that we are well within our rights to transfer our PG versions
>> of Glory to a DVD format because of the following provision in copyright
>> law:
>> U.S. Copyright - 108(c) The right of reproduction under this section
>> applies to three copies or phonorecords of a published work duplicated
>> solely for the purpose of replacement of a copy or phonorecord that is
>> damaged, deteriorating, lost, or stolen, or if the existing format in which
>> the work is stored has become obsolete, if— (1) the library or archives
>> has, after a reasonable effort, determined that an unused replacement
>> cannot be obtained at a fair price; and (2) any such copy or phonorecord
>> that is reproduced in digital format is not made available to the public in
>> that format outside the premises of the library or archives in lawful
>> possession of such copy. For purposes of this subsection, a format shall be
>> considered obsolete if the machine or device necessary to render
>> perceptible a work stored in that format is no longer manufactured or is no
>> longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace.
>> We have done our due diligence in attempting to find replacement copies
>> at reasonable prices in a current format.  So, if you can find a way to
>> transfer your VHS to DVD, then feel free to do it - up to three copies for
>> each VHS that you own.
>> Cindy
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>> Cindy Mitchell
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>> South Jordan UT 84095
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> Debby Herget
> Library-Media Teacher
> Copper Mountain Middle School
> Jordan School District
> *"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting." *
> ~Lady M. W. Montagu~

Cindy Mitchell
South Jordan Middle School
10245 S 2700 W
South Jordan UT 84095
fax: 801-412-2930
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