Making digital version of chruch videos

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Making digital version of chruch videos

Postby ryanfalke-p40 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:58 am

Are members allowed to make digital versions of the church videos and let others use them? Yes, I know this is possible, but how does the copyright work with the Church? What I'm getting at, is that there are a lot of great a/v resources that are not yet digital. Would it be possible to have some sort of project where members who were interested could start to digitize the meeting house libraries and post them on this site or wherever would be appropriate? Of course the files would have to be monitored for content and quality. Thoughts? Thanks.

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Postby lajackson » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:21 pm

I do not think this would be allowed under copyright laws. Yes, it would be nice, but I do not believe the law allows it.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:17 pm

You are welcome to contact them directly and ask, although I believe lajackson is correct.

For information regarding Church copyrighted materials, you may contact the Church's Intellectual Property Office at:

Phone: 801-240-3959 or 1-800-453-3860, ext. 2-3959
Fax: 801-240-1187

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Postby jbh001 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:47 pm

It would be nice of these were available on iTunes, or YouTube, or if there was a site on (LDS Tube?) that was as easy to navigate as either of these (coverflow for seminary videos anyone?).

Then you could download the video to your iPod or iPhone, plug it in to the TV (with this), and show it as part of lesson materials.

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Postby daddy-o-p40 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:59 pm

ryanfalke, please share what you learn.
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I was thinking about this the other day.

Postby BensMeister » Thu May 08, 2008 10:46 am

I was sitting on my sofa reminiscing about some of those great slide shows from back in the day, and thought it would be great if I could watch them whenever I wanted, without having to go to the library and check out the equipment.

We have a film scanner, so I figure I could scan them in, record the audio, and make them into a slide show movie, or a PowerPoint (so that you could advance the slideshow when you hear the 'ding').

I'm afraid some of those classics will be gone for good one day.

It would be great if somebody could put the old media (commercials, church films, slide shows) onto a website: or something like that.

I haven't done anything about that though. I'm eagerly awaiting a report on the copyright requirements.

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