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H-JAPAN December 7, 2005 Dear colleagues, Thank-you to all those who responded to my query regarding the (non) use of multi-region DVD players in Japanese universities. It is certainly useful to know where such players can be bought. However, what I really wanted to understand was the reluctance of Japanese university AV libraries to widely adopt multi-region players, a stance which prevents students from watching DVDs from all over the world. In particular, I was curious if this had any legal basis. It would be especially useful to know if any university libraries in Japan do use such players widely (i.e. not just a token player in the office). Examples of other Japanese universities adopting these players would be very helpful in convincing those at my own institution to instigate reform. *************************************** Chris Burgess (Dr) 津田塾大学国際関係学科 小平市津田町2-1-1 Tsuda College, Department of International and Cultural Studies 2-1-1 Tsuda-machi, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo 187-8577 (Student website: http://info.tsuda.ac.jp/~cburgess/) -------------------------------A Reminder-------------------------------- When sending messages to H-Japan, please do not use KANJI or KANA in the "subject" line; use Roman letters only. Using Kanji and Kana in the "subject" line causes problems for some machines. Thank you. The Editors