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Preservation Copying and Classroom Use

Copyright


Libraries, archives and museums, under section 30.1(c) of the Copyright Act, have the right to convert a VHS tape to DVD since the VHS format and technology are obsolete. If the DVD is available commercially, then section 30.1(c) does not apply.

When converting VHS tapes to DVD where no DVD is commercially available, section 29.5(d) allows an educational institution to use or perform the preservation copy DVD in the classroom.