ERIC Number: ED144625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Legal Questions of the Application of Microfilms.
Basco, Jeno; And Others
This study analyses and summarizes the statutory regulations of various countries regarding the legal validation and use of certified microcopies in place of original documents. Descriptions are provided and rules summarized for the categories of: (1) the purpose of microfilming; (2) principle uses of microfilm; (3) the making of microfilm and copies (enlargements); (4) the legal safeguards of microfilm making--including the legal regulations safeguarding the keeping and storage of microfilm; (5) connection between microfilm, copy and enlargement, and original document; and (6) the degree to which microfilm, its copy and enlargement can be admitted as evidence at courts and other authorities. Recommendations refer to legal regualtions, selection of film material, material of enlargements, ensuring the identification of the microfilm with the original, checking the microfilm, registration of the microfilm; keeping, storage and maintenance of microfilm, replacement of original by way of microfilm--personal, objective, and legal criteria; and status of original after microfilm is made. The appendix contains a descriptive list of solutions practiced by 23 countries. (KP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Court Litigation, Foreign Countries, Laws, Legal Problems, Microfilm, Validity
Office of Document Distribution, UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).