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So I guess in Carrie's case, it means library could convert it to DVD and
make it a regular library collection for check out. There would be no need
to restrict it for one time use only.


-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Marijane
White
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 2:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] add DRM to DVD or video file? (also, streaming media
vendors?)

This is my understanding as well.  Under Section 108(c) of U.S. Code Title
17[1], reproduction for replacement is permitted when the existing format is
obsolete, which means the equipment is no longer manufactured or available
for purchase.  The world's last VCR was manufactured in July 2016 [2].

[1] - https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/108
[2] -
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brittanyhodak/2016/07/23/rip-vhs-worlds-last-vcr-to-be-made-this-month/


Marijane White, M.S.L.I.S.
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Health & Science University Library

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´╗┐On 2019/02/25, 2:03 PM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Kun Lin"
<[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:

    I believe VHS has been declare obsolete and are allowed to convert to
other
    format unless you could purchase the content in new format?
    I can't find exact source for it.  I do know there are libraries
converting
    the VHS holdings to DVD>

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Carrie
    Preston
    Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 11:03 AM
    To: [log in to unmask]
    Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] add DRM to DVD or video file? (also, streaming
media
    vendors?)

    Thanks for the response. The only information I've been given so far is
that
    the library only has it on VHS and the faculty member "needs it on DVD"
(so
    presumably they won't have access to a VCR wherever they're showing it).
Our
    librarians buy videos from Kanopy, Swank, etc. on the regular, so I'm
    guessing the title is so obscure the vendors don't have it - but I'll
double
    check when I get back to them with recommendations.