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Danielle,

While you have surely received more than enough advice on these matters, I can't urge you enough to consider the AVS media suite. It allows for DVD burning of course; but also provides quick and clean recoding (i.e. DVD video to AVI, QuickTime or MPEG) for power point insertion, and the like. Please see http://www.avsmedia.com/ 

Best,

Darrell M. Newton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mass Media and Cultural Studies
The Department of Communication Arts
Salisbury University
269 Fulton Hall
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5060 Office
(410) 543-6229 Department

http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~dmnewton/

>>> "Robert T. Self" <[log in to unmask]> 3/5/2009 8:36 AM >>>
Danielle--

I'm sure you're getting good responses from the list on the legal  
issues (which are on your side) here, but just in case you use the  
Mac, there's great and free and easy to use software for making your  
own clips. Here's a tutorial with all the information you need:

<http://tvcrit3.tvcrit.com/content/view/68/116/>

Good Luck,

Bob Self
English Department
Northern Illinois University

On Feb 27, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Glassmeyer, Danielle wrote:

> My school's AV/IT support department has just told me that they can't
> legally make clips from any film source for any reason due to  
> copyright
> issues.
>
> Before I say "pish posh", I thought I might ask here...
>
> I need clips from feature films that would fall well under 10 % of  
> total
> running time.  I would be using them in classroom and conference
> presentation only.  And they are not Disney.  And it's okay with me if
> the clips are housed on a password-restricted streaming server.
>
> Three requests
>
> -- can you all point me toward the current law so I can review what it
> says? -- can you all make suggestions about workarounds if you have  
> had
> a similar problem?
> --can you all help me to figure out what kind of equipment and  
> programs
> I would need to do this on my own?
>
> Thanks in advance for advice and help!
>
> Danielle Glassmeyer
> English Department
> Bradley University
>
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