Re: copyright and closed captioning

Lisa Livingston (
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 17:12:07 -0800 (PST)

This issue recently came up at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I
contacted two
colleagues - attorney's at the Motion Picture Assn of America and AOL
Time Warner
and was told

>Our Coordinator of Learning Disabilities Services is asking for a list of
>all videos in our collection which are not closed captioned. She wants to
>put closed captioning on all our videos that are not already closed
>captioned. When questioned about copyright issues, she said that current
>legislation apparently renders copyright matters null and void on this
>point. I want to see this in print first. Does anyone know anything
>about this issue?
>Thanks for help.
>Jan O'Neill
>Media Librarian
>Tidewater Community College
>Thomas W. Moss Campus
>300 Granby Street
>Norfolk, VA 23510

Lisa Livingston
Director, Instructional Media Development Center
University of Wisconsin/School of Education
142 Education Science Building
1025 W. Johnson Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
V: 608.262.3431 F:608.262.6447 or