Re: SENATE PASSES BILL TO EASE COPYRIGHTS FOR NET LEARNING

stephen O'Riordan (soriordan@ucsd.edu)
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 09:13:43 -0700 (PDT)

Lisa,

It is good news. I believe the House still needs to vote as well as, in
the end, passing presidential muster.

Stephen

At 12:26 PM 6/11/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Good news! It's official.
>
>Lisa
>
>
> >From today's Benton Headlines... -ac
>
>SENATE PASSES BILL TO EASE COPYRIGHTS FOR NET LEARNING
>Issue: Distance education
>Distance learning will get a boost from legislation sponsored by Senators
>Leahy and Hatch that will ease copyright restrictions on Internet content
>for educational purposes. Senator Leahy said S.487 "will help clarify the
>law and allow educators to use the same rich material in distance learning
>over the Internet that they are able to use in face-to-face classroom
>instruction." There was some resistance to the bill from copyright holders
>who claimed the bill was redundant with current copyright laws that support
>"legitimate distance-learning activities." But Leahy said the 1999 Senate
>Internet-based education commission report demonstrated there is a need for
>legislation that is more appropriate to the virtual classroom with
>multimedia and digital transmissions. Senator Hatch added, "Moreover, of
>utmost significance to the copyright owners, the legislation adds new
>safeguards to counteract the risks posed by digital transmissions in an
>educational setting. (The) bill imposes obligations to implement
>technological protection measures as well as certain limitations relating to
>accessibility and duration of transient copies."
>[SOURCE: Newsbytes, AUTHOR: Robert MacMillan]
>(http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/166653.html)
>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
>livingston@education.wisc.edu or
>http://imdc.education.wisc.edu

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