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                                        Date:     03-Mar-1992 10:44am EST
                                        From:     Corinne H. Smith
                                                  CHSMITH
                                        Dept:     Audio Visual Services
                                        Tel No:   (814) 863-3104
 
TO:  Remote Addressee                     ( _IN%SCREEN-L@UA1VM )
 
 
Subject: RE: Sitcom videos
 
I agree with PGIORDANO.  From all that I have read, the FBI considers
it to be technically illegal to videotape a television broadcast AND
LOAN THE TAPE TO SOMEONE ELSE.  You can tape away to your heart's content
for your own enjoyment and for the entertainment of a circle of friends
in your own home.  But you can't start your own "lending library," even
if you don't charge for it.
 
The FBI is concentrating on schools and institutions right now.  Who
knows if/when they'll get around to Joe Homeowner?
 
Corinne Smith
Penn State Audio-Visual Services
 
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