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Subject: Computer disk labels

Computer disk labels

From: Eric Childress <eric>
Date: Friday, January 15, 1993
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The Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1990 (title VIII, section
802, of PL 101-650) requires nonprofit libraries to affix a warning of
copyright label to all computer packages before lending.  I've explored
the particulars of the requirement with the Copyright Office and have
been advised by them that the label may appear on the box, etc. and not
individual disks so long as the warning is on some part of the item
loaned to the parton.  Since some institutions loan just the computer
disks, the label would have to be affixed to computer disks.  I've lined
up a major library products vendor to manufacture the labels, but have
run into a snag trying to confirm whether standard foil-back label stock
will possibly damage disk or disk drives.  The labels once available
will probably be sold and used by the thousands in libraries across the
country.  Can you or someone on the Conservation DistList provide
definitive guidance about computer disk labels?  Is foil-back a problem?
Would some other label stock be better?

Thank you.

Eric Childress
Special Materials Cataloger
Elon College (NC)
member, ALCTS Audiovisual Committee

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:38
                 Distributed: Tuesday, January 19, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-6-38-004
Received on Friday, 15 January, 1993

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