Re: videos, distance education, & fair use

Mark Richie (
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 11:30:26 -0800 (PST)

Sure Barb, I see where you're coming from - you're looking for logic.

Do I agree with the construct of your argument - sure - but it doesn't
matter that I (or this entire list) may agree with you.

You are describing a "secondary transmission" which is defined in Title
17. "Broadcast" is also defined in Title 17. You have to go by what the
law uses as a definition. This keeps lawyers employed and off the

BTW, aren't hypothetical questions off limits on this list? (it's a
joke Gary <g>)


Barb Bergman wrote:
> I'm working on a presentation on fair use. I've gathered all sorts of good
> resources (most of which I've learned about from you guys!) but have one
> question:
> The sources I have say:
> When teaching a class via Distance Education, it's NOT okay to broadcast a
> video without permission. (Even if no one outside the class could access it.)
> Is this still correct? Or have there been changes in this doctrine? Any
> changes in the works?
> thanks in advance,
> Barb
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