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In an age when VHS tapes are becoming more and more obsolete, you may wonder why it would be worth adding a VCR. Ironically, as more movies and shows become accessible via streaming media, patrons may gain interest in old movies or TV shows that are referenced in the movies or TV shows they’re watching. Sometimes a classic movie may never make the jump to DVD or streaming for various reasons, including rights to songs featured that allow only for VHS (for example, Bosom Buddies was permitted to release on DVD only by changing their theme song, and other movies with diegetic music may never get rights to release). Since fair use doesn’t allow copying, no matter how obscure the source material, the only way for your patrons to see some classic gems would be to track down a copy on VHS (probably over Interlibrary Loan).