Media Duplication and Reproduction

LPC Technology Department Memorandum
RE: Duplication of DVD/CD/VHS media and the video recording of college events

As technologies have changed over the past few years, media capture and reproduction capabilities have become commonplace and even expected within modern educational institutions. LPC has not escaped this trend, and the Technology Department at LPC has seen a marked increase not only in the amount of requests for duplication of DVD and CD media for instructional purposes, which includes both basic duplication requests and the transfer of data from older formats to modern formats (i.e. VHS tape to DVD media), but also in the amount of events occurring at the college to be video recorded and made available via DVD media.

All requests must be accompanied by an adequate supply of blank media to fulfill the request. The preferred format for media that should accompany a request is as follows:

  • DVD: Single-layer (4.7GB) DVD-R
  • CD: 80 minute (700MB) CD-R

Please be aware that all copyright law and fair use rights must be observed. All requests for duplication of copyrighted material must be legitimate and therefore made in accordance with pertinent copyright and fair use legislation. This includes not only purchased copyrighted material, but also any material that has been recorded from a television or radio broadcast. The following two websites are good resources to determine whether or not a specific item may be reproduced, and to what extent:

All legitimate requests will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis, hence the allotted time to complete a request may vary up to 10 business days. Please limit all requests to:

  • no more than 10 duplicates of a single item
  • no more than one cross-media transfer per request (i.e. VHS to DVD)
  • no more than 3 requests per semester

If you have any further questions, please contact the Instructional Systems Department at LPC.

Las Positas College
Instructional Systems Department
(925) 424-1660

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