Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: taping
From: (Cisco's Buddy)
Date: 1990-05-18, 22:27

In article <13694@csli.Stanford.EDU>, podlozny@csli.Stanford.EDU (Ann Podlozny) writes...

} I guess there are probably places out there that make copies of tapes,
} and if anyone has had experience with this, please get in touch with
} me (here or email) and let me know if it's REALLY expensive, time
} -consuming, etc....

} Because here's what I propose.  [...]  I will do some research and
} find a place that makes copies (so I don't have to borrow tons of
} VCR's) and will post prices, etc. for copying.

} I have seen some people advertising ( misc.wanted) TP
} tapes for sale at about $20 an episode (?)  It just seemed wrong that
} they should cost that much, and I resented the fact that someone was
} trying to make a profit off of this need.  But, hey, this is America
} and business is business!  But I think it is probably illegal to make
} money off of it...

You're correct. It's illegal. But it isn't just illegal when money is
being made. It's illegal, period. The TWIN PEAKS episodes are copyrighted
material, and anyone making copies without authorization from the owners
of the copyright are violating the law. Certainly no one is going to
break down your door and haul you off to jail in chains if you make a
copy for a friend, but a large-scale duplication service, even at no
charge, may attract unwanted attention.

This is why a professional service doing tape duplication will be highly
unlikely to accept this type of business -- because they can get into
serious trouble. What they generally do is make dupes of home-grown
videocam stuff and whatnot.

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