copyright info fyi

Oksana Dykyj (oksana@vax2.concordia.ca)
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 13:47:03 -0700 (PDT)

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From Lesley Ellen Harris' newsletter:

TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION, AND COPYRIGHT HARMONIZATION ACT =96 On July 11, the=
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House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property=20
approved Bill S. 487, the Technology, Education, and Copyright=20
Harmonization Act to amend chapter 1 of title 17, U.S. Code, relating to=20
the exemtion of certain performances or displays for educational uses from=
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copyright infringement provisions. Some of the distance education=20
provisions of the TEACH Act have been criticized as impinging on academic=20
freedom, and the SubCommittee has been working with university associations=
=20
to address some of these concerns. The bill would also require the U.S.=20
Patent and Trademark Office to submit a report to Congress "describing=20
technological protection systems that have been implemented, are available=
=20
for implementation, or are proposed to be developed to protect digitized=20
copyrighted works and prevent infringement." The bill is at
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http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=3D107_cong_bills&=
docid=3Df:s487rs.txt.pdf

RANDOM HOUSE DENIED INJUNCTION AGAINST ONLINE PUBLISHER =96 A U.S. District=
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Judge denied a request by Random House for a preliminary injunction against=
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Rosetta Books, an online publisher offering e-versions of certain Random=20
House titles. The Judge ruled that the right to print, publish and sell=20
books in print format does not include the right to publish the books in=20
electronic format. The eight titles involved include novels such as Kurt=20
Vonnegut=92s Cat=92s Cradle and William Styron=92s Sophie=92s Choice.=
Rosetta=20
Books=92 Web site is at http://www.rosettabooks.com. The decision is at
http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/courtweb/pdf/D02NYSC/01-07687.PDF

And for my Canadian colleagues:
DIGITAL COPYRIGHT PAPER =96 The Discussion Paper on Digital Copyright=
Issues,=20
developed by the Copyright Forum, a group of 13 Canadian education,=20
library, archive and museums associations is now available at=20
http://www.cla.ca/resources/copyrightforum.htm.

Oksana

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Oksana Dykyj voice: 514-848-3443
Head, Visual Media Resources fax: 514-848-7622
Instructional & Information Technology Services
Concordia University
LB-805-1, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W,
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1M8
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From Lesley Ellen Harris' newsletter:

TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION, AND COPYRIGHT HARMONIZATION ACT =96 On July 11, the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property approved Bill S. 487, the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act to amend chapter 1 of title 17, U.S. Code, relating to the exemtion of certain performances or displays for educational uses from copyright infringement provisions. Some of the distance education provisions of the TEACH Act have been criticized as impinging on academic freedom, and the SubCommittee has been working with university associations to address some of these concerns. The bill would also require the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to submit a report to Congress "describing technological protection systems that have been implemented, are available for implementation, or are proposed to be developed to protect digitized copyrighted works and prevent infringement." The bill is at
 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbn= ame=3D107_cong_bills&docid=3Df:s487rs.txt.pdf

RANDOM HOUSE DENIED INJUNCTION AGAINST ONLINE PUBLISHER =96 A U.S. District Judge denied a request by Random House for a preliminary injunction against Rosetta Books, an online publisher offering e-versions of certain Random House titles. The Judge ruled that the right to print, publish and sell books in print format does not include the right to publish the books in electronic format. The eight titles involved include novels such as Kurt Vonnegut=92s Cat=92s Cradle and William Styron=92= s Sophie=92s Choice. Rosetta Books=92 Web site is at http://www.rosettabooks.com= . The decision is at
http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/courtweb/pdf/D02NYSC/01-076= 87.PDF

And for my Canadian colleagues:
DIGITAL COPYRIGHT PAPER =96 The Discussion Paper on Digital Copyright Issues, developed by the Copyright Forum, a group of 13 Canadian education, library, archive and museums associations is now available at http://www.cla.ca/resources/copyrightforum.htm.

Oksana



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Head, Visual Media Resources       &nb= sp;         &nbs= p;     fax:   514-848-7622
Instructional & Information Technology Services       &nbs= p;         
Concordia University
LB-805-1, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W,
Montreal, Quebec
Canada  H3G 1M8
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