On Wed, 17 Jul 1996 16:11:28 -0500, Mike Abbott
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>I'm teaching an Intro to Film course in the fall, and many of the
>films I'll be screening are in laserdisc format. This makes it nearly
>impossible to give students access to these films for later review,
>since there are no laserdisc players available for student use here.
>I could purchase separate copies of each film on VHS, but since my
>budget is limited (who's isn't), I'm wondering if it would be legal,
>or even possible, for me to make a VHS dub of a laserdisc and put it
>on reserve for student use. I would then remove these tapes from
>circulation at the end of the semster.
>Is this a viable or legal solution? Has anyone else solved the
>problem in a better way? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
to my knowledge it is not legal. but then, to my knowledge you renting
or even buying a video and showing it to a group of students is
illegal. rental or "sell through" videos/ld's don't usually come with
public performance rights and are for home use only.
lastly, i find it pretty odd that you are able to find titles on ld
and not on video--it is usually the other way around. what titles are
you looking for?
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