Would making a single DVD copy of a video, currently held in our Archives, available for Circulation be covered by Section 108 or Fair Use?
- May 2, 2018 @ 12:26pmJRussell says:
Would making a single DVD copy of a commercially produced Documentary video, currently held in our Archives, available for Circulation be covered by Section 108 or Fair Use?
In searching through the forum I found a post on Use Copies with respect to a similar situation. This post can be found at http://www.librarycopyright.net/forum/view/473?q=use+copy#post1856. To potentially save time and effort on your part, if the same circumstances/response applies, please feel free to just state that.
Non-Profit College; Archive material are accessible to the public for in-library viewing; New circulation copies are either: unavailable for purchase, producers are unable to be reached, or copies are exorbinantly priced: $200-$250 dollars per DVD. Original Circulation Copy either lost/missing/stolen.
- Having DVD copy available for use outside of library only by Faculty.
- Having DVD copy available for in-library use only (user would be using copy, rather than Archived original) for viewing in the library. This saves wear and tear on the original, and eases worry of patron stealing item.
Thank you very much for your time and effort!
- May 11, 2018 @ 6:22amCarrie says:
Hello. I think the argument for making a copy fails when you consider that you can buy the DVD. For institutional purchases, $250 for a DVD is not exorbitant. It is a lot of money but in the range of what is charged in the documentary film market.
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