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Mad Scientist Jr
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      12-30-2004
to copyright film(s) or video, what form do you use?
also, what format?
is it best to send in 2 copies of VHS,
or DVD? which kind of DVD?
or will a CD-R with MPEG-2, windows media, MPEG 4 or DIVX work?
i am looking for the cheapest/easiest method, but also one that is
reliable and which the copyright office would accept.
many thanks in advance...

 
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Mike Kohary
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      12-31-2004
Mad Scientist Jr wrote:
> to copyright film(s) or video, what form do you use?
> also, what format?
> is it best to send in 2 copies of VHS,
> or DVD? which kind of DVD?
> or will a CD-R with MPEG-2, windows media, MPEG 4 or DIVX work?
> i am looking for the cheapest/easiest method, but also one that is
> reliable and which the copyright office would accept.
> many thanks in advance...


Any format is fine, they really don't care. It just needs to be something
that can be played to prove it's yours.

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Jay G.
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      12-31-2004
On 30 Dec 2004 09:40:31 -0800, Mad Scientist Jr wrote:

> to copyright film(s) or video, what form do you use?
> also, what format?


I'd imagine the website for the copyright office would answer most of
these questions:

http://www.copyright.gov/

And it looks like it does. This page details what process and forms to
go through for registering:
http://www.copyright.gov/register/performing.html

And this one details what type of copy they need:
http://www.copyright.gov/register/pa-deposit-mp.html

-Jay

 
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Mad Scientist Jr
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      12-31-2004
My question is what is a physically durable (eg CD-Rs deterioriate over
time, VHS tapes deteriorate with each play, etc) and compatable (in 10
years will anyone be using DIVX? which DVD-R format will be standard?)
and good quality (will a VCD copy be good enough to protect a higher
quality copy of the work in court?) media and format to send them video
in?

 
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Mad Scientist Jr
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      12-31-2004
thanks for the links.. this helps

 
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      12-31-2004

"Mad Scientist Jr" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> My question is what is a physically durable (eg CD-Rs deterioriate over
> time, VHS tapes deteriorate with each play, etc) and compatable (in 10
> years will anyone be using DIVX? which DVD-R format will be standard?)
> and good quality (will a VCD copy be good enough to protect a higher
> quality copy of the work in court?) media and format to send them video
> in?
>


The library of congress has analyzed this and gone with only analog formats.


 
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Mike Kohary
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      01-02-2005
Mad Scientist Jr wrote:
> My question is what is a physically durable (eg CD-Rs deterioriate
> over time, VHS tapes deteriorate with each play, etc) and compatable
> (in 10 years will anyone be using DIVX? which DVD-R format will be
> standard?) and good quality (will a VCD copy be good enough to
> protect a higher quality copy of the work in court?) media and format
> to send them video in?


Believe it or not, in terms of sheer longevity, I'd place my bets on VHS
tape.

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Black Locust
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      01-02-2005
In article <cr7eqk$v8c$(E-Mail Removed)>, "Mike Kohary" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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> Believe it or not, in terms of sheer longevity, I'd place my bets on VHS
> tape.


Reinhart, you better take this one.
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Mike Kohary
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      01-03-2005
Black Locust wrote:
> In article <cr7eqk$v8c$(E-Mail Removed)>, "Mike Kohary" <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>> Believe it or not, in terms of sheer longevity, I'd place my bets on
>> VHS tape.

>
> Reinhart, you better take this one.


I am of course talking about things you can make for yourself. The
longevity of home-burned CDs and DVDs is in question, but a VHS tape should
basically last forever (for copyright purposes). Quality isn't important at
all in this case.

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Black Locust
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      01-03-2005
In article <cra1sh$uo2$(E-Mail Removed)>, "Mike Kohary" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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> I am of course talking about things you can make for yourself. The
> longevity of home-burned CDs and DVDs is in question, but a VHS tape should
> basically last forever (for copyright purposes). Quality isn't important at
> all in this case.


I question the life span of home made CDs and DVDs as well, but I don't
believe any VHS tape will last forever, not even close to it. Infact,
I've only seen a handful of tapes that are over 20 years old and still
ticking, and they were in pretty horrid condition. Barely watchable even
if you have low standards. I still think a well cared for DVD-R will
outlive a VHS tape. Though I guess only time will tell for sure.
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