Re: videos, distance education, & fair use

Barb Bergman (
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 12:41:23 -0800 (PST)

You're right, Mark-- my problem is that logic is getting in the way! <grin>
Explaining to a faculty member that I can't duplicate a video for them
because the producer legitimately deserves to be paid for their product is
easy because that's a "if-then" statement.

Thanks all. Now I feel like I can confidently argue the point (regardless
of my personal opinion), should I be asked.


At 11:30 AM 3/16/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>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
>> 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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