U.S. Copyright Proposal Supports Distance Learning


Subject: U.S. Copyright Proposal Supports Distance Learning
From: Barbara Schleihagen (Eblida@nblc.nl)
Date: ma 31 touko  1999 - 10:19:54 EEST


Originally posted to: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
FYI, Barbara Schleihagen
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Source: New York Times (NYT)
Author: PAMELA MENDELS
Title: U.S. Copyright Proposal Supports Distance Learning
Source Date: May 29, 1999
Resource Type: News Article
Description/Keywords: Copyright, Distance Education, Proposals, New,
Legislation, Restrictions, Countermeasures
URL: Listed Below Article Summary

May 29, 1999
U.S. Copyright Proposal Supports
Distance Learning
By PAMELA MENDELS

Calling distance education "a vibrant and burgeoning
field," the United States Copyright Office is recommending a series
of changes to federal law that it says would make it easier for
educators to use copyrighted materials in classes taught over computer
networks.

At the same time, the office is urging Congress to adopt
measures that would place new responsibilities on universities and others to
see to it that copyrighted materials are protected from unauthorized
copying and distribution.

The long-awaited recommendations, issued to
Congress this week, were crafted as a
compromise in a heated debate between
promoters of computer-based distance
education, like university and library officials,
and copyright holders, like book publishers and
movie companies.

Full Story May Be Read At:
http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/05/cyber/articles/29copyright.html



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