Re: SENATE PASSES BILL TO EASE COPYRIGHTS FOR NET LEARNING

Lisa Livingston (lmlivingston@facstaff.wisc.edu)
Wed, 13 Jun 2001 03:57:49 -0700 (PDT)

Stephen,

I am aware of that and it looks like that is going to happen.

Thanks,
Lisa

>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
>
>Stephen O'Riordan
>Film & Video Library
>University of Calif. San Diego
>9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla Ca 92023-0175Q
>phone: (858) 534-7981
>fax: (858) 534-0189
>e-mail: soriordan@ucsd.edu
>http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/fvl/FVLPAGE.HTM

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