[Offtopic] Request re DVD storage on school network

Alan Oh OH.A at wcc.vic.edu.au
Wed Oct 21 14:51:33 EST 2009

Hi Kevork,


I had a quick chat with the librarian and she said that if the DVD is a
commercial one, then it wasn't permitted to be on the network and
accessed by any student or teacher. It is only allowable for the class
that's viewing it only.  Confusing I know.


Best regards,


Alan Oh

Computer Operations Dept



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Subject: [Offtopic] Request re DVD storage on school network


Hi Folks,


 A  question on video streaming solutions schools may have adopted if I


 Just wondering if anyone has any advice on the legality of placing a
DVD ( movies, documentaries etc ) on the school network to make
available for students to view when they wish to .

 Do we have a legal problem in that this is deemed copying ? What is the
difference between viewing the movie on a computer screen through the
DVD drive or through a network hard drive ?

 If so what solutions have schools used to make DVDs available through
the normal school network ?

 Any strengths/weaknesses of particular products or pricing would be


Best Wishes



Kevork Krozian
Digital Learning Manager
Forest Hill College

k.krozian at fhc.vic.edu.au
Tel: 0419 356 034


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