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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Florida

I am intrested in selling recording of my favorite tv shows compiled onto DVD. The tv show/cartoon from the 90s has never been relesed on DVD. If I sell this clearly label for what it is would it be legal? What if I used a disclamer that stated the buyer agrees they have all the episodes on tape as well and are only paying for the transfer to DVD and organization of the menuing system.

Thanks for the advice in advance.
Warm Regards


Junior Member
We learned about this in film school, so here is my belief.

You can definately assume that whatever the shows are that you wish to put on a DVD are copyrighted.

The copyright holders are the only entity that is allowed to reproduce or distribute said copyrighted material.

If you were to copy and distribute this material for profit, it would definately be copyright infringement and you could see a major lawsut for it.

The only way you could do what you intend to do, is to obtain a liscense from the copyright holders granting you permission to reproduce and distribute their work. That would not be cheap.

The disclaimer would not have any effect considering you would be selling someone else's copyrighted material, which is infringement on your part, not theirs.

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