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- July 22, 2008 at 5:58 AM #41535abrahamflowerParticipant
Last week my daughter participated in a Dancing competition and came first in it.And I was the only one from the family who saw it live ..The school gave a CD of the dance competition to all the participants. Now I am planning to get that CD duplicated. I would need probably 20 to 25 duplicated CDs and I am thinking of distributing it amongst all my relatives and friends.
I dont want to compromise in terms of quality at all. So I want to know whether I should go for duplication of CDs or replication. I heard replication ensures better quality. Kindly suggest what should I do.
First question, is it CD’s or DVD’s?
For 20 to 25 you would probably come out cheaper just dubbing them yourself. Most replication companies will want a larger minimum. I’d say duplication.
Onethingto note here:make sure youhavepermissionto duplicate this disc.If the schoolsells extracopiesforfamilymembers, thenit’s probably not allowedto dup it yourself.
Is the disc copyrighted? Did you pay for it? if so Whom did you pay for it? Where does the money go? Does some of the proceeds go back to the program? Is there a photographer/videographer out there trying to feed his family?
Bottom line: ARE YOU STEALING?
If the school is “giving” copies, then ask for more copies, or ask them for permission, Before making copies. I doubt anybody would mind if it were being given away.
The above questions are the type of questions I’d ask anybody that calls up my business and asks me if I can Copy discs, dvd’s, photos, or artwork of any type, so don’t take it personally. Too many people fail to realize that just because you “Bought, borrowed, or rented something that is easy to copy, doesn’t mean you have the right to copy it.
Yes, something I failed to ask. Make sure you are not copying a copyrighted disc. There is probably a videographer who made that disc and makes his living from sales, to duplicate 20 to 25 is major stealing. If you contact him he can probably cut you a deal for the 25 copies cheaper than you can buy blanks and do it yourself, or go through a replication company. Plus you’d be getting copies from his master.