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Our school library would like to phase out its educational videos. Can we legally transfer them to DVDs?
--Michelle Cook, media specialist
Skyline High School, Idaho Falls, ID
ACCORDING TO SECTION 108, REPLACING ONE FORMAT WITH another by making a copy can be done without permission only if the following conditions are true: the original format is obsolete, "damaged, deteriorating, lost or stolen," and you cannot locate a copy in the new format (DVD) in the market for a "fair price" after a "reasonable search"; also, if you transfer the work to a digital format, the new copy may not leave the library premises.
The video format is obviously …