[quo]*Quote from * taalibeen
*What we don't agree on: * Can you legally sell a DVD product that you legally purchased to another individual.[/quo]
I think we can safely say that for virtually all commerical DVD movies, music videos, etc. you are fully in your right to transfer ownership of your original copy to another person. I own around 1900 DVDs and have never seen a copyright notice/licensing agreement either on the disc or case stating that ownership may not be transferred. *What is very clear from the copyright notices on these discs is that the products may not be duplicated or used for public broadcast at clubs, schools, etc. whether a fee is charged or not. *(Many schools & universities DO break the law in this regard according to my experience by using DVDs in classes that contains this restriction -- specifically in foreign language classes!)
From own experience with our training DVDs, there are sometimes exceptions where such transfer is prohibited. However, this is quite rare. Only 3 of around 80 video/DVD programmes we own have such restrictive licensing terms.
The answer may be in the price. A commercial DVD cost $5-$25 on average depending on a variety of factors. Many training videos / DVDs on the other hand cost $200-$500 for a programme as short as 20 minutes!
In my view it *depends entirely on the individual product's licensing agreement*. From the material I own or manage this indicates that generally (there are always exceptions to anything - like the irregular verbs!) you can assume that commercial DVDs can be freely re-sold, but that you have to be a bit more careful about training DVDs and videos. For the latter, you'll have to study the licensing agreement in more detail to be sure.
Coming back to Destinos, I search the Annenberg Media website and at their ordering FAQ found the answer to these questions as it relates to Annenberg Media products.
Most surprisingly though was that, in contrast with commercial DVDs, they actually do allow public broadcast!
*Do your videos include public performance and closed-circuit rights? *
Yes, all of our videos come with public performance and closed-circuit broadcast rights.
But, here is our answer. Yes, you are allowed to sell your original copies:
*What should I know about online auctions?*
Several of you have brought to our attention that there are online auctions offering unauthorized copies or downloads of Annenberg Media video programs. Remember that most of our programs are available FREE online at Learner.org, either through Video on Demand or by watching the live Annenberg Channel stream (now closed captioned). We never sell or charge a fee to access Video on Demand or live streaming; such access may not be sold.
Please be aware that as a buyer or seller you may be infringing Annenberg Media's rights under the United States Copyright Act if you are buying or selling (1) an unauthorized copy of our VHS, DVD, or audio programs; (2) access or links to our Video on Demand and/or live streaming; (3) access to downloaded digital copies of our programs; (4) any other access to our Web site, programs, copyrighted material, or intellectual property without express written permission from Annenberg Media.
*What can be sold or purchased legally? Original items (NOT COPIES OR DUPLICATES) that you purchased directly from Annenberg Media or one of our authorized distributors.*
We cannot guarantee the quality of any item(s) you purchase through online auctions/sales. We are not responsible for any loss you may have incurred through such auctions/sales. If you wish to purchase any of our programming, you can do so easily via our online catalog.
If you are aware of any illegal sale or distribution of our programs, please contact us immediately. We appreciate your diligence in helping us to make quality professional development material accessible to all.
Still have a question? Please email us at AnnenbergMedia@ordering.com or call 1-800-LEARNER.
Bit of a long post, but I hope it helped!