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Well, I'm no lawyer, but as far as I know and can find out the Fair Use
Act of 2007 hasn't passed Congress yet (it is Bill HR 1201), and none of
its provisions appear to address keeping off-air recordings more than 45
days. The bill addresses being able to make video compilations for
certain purposes, such as to use in a classroom, to remove commercials
or objectionable content or to archive. It does also address being able
to make a copy of an out-of-date or damaged format, and use that copy in
a library (whereas previously we could the copy for archival purposes,
but not circulate).

Nevertheless, I don't believe that Act has become law yet ... it is
opposed by the RIAA, of course.

Maury Brown, librarian
Western Albemarle High School
Crozet, VA

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