Donating OTR CD's to Local Library

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Donating OTR CD's to Local Library

Postby jimisham » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:57 am

Does anyone know what the law is regarding donating OTR CDs to your local library? Our library has an extensive CD collection, but no OTR. I asked them about it once, but they seemed reluctant, because of possible copyright laws.

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Postby Lou » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:56 pm

Layman's opinion:

If the CDs were legally purchased, from "real" dealers, you can donate them.
If the CDs were home-burned copies of other material, they may violate copyright law.

I work with one of the local libraries. We had similar problems with donated videotapes and audiotapes. Unless they were in "retail wrappers", we trashed them.


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