Re: video streaming on course reserve web site

Jeffrey Clark (clarkjc@jmu.edu)
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 08:08:16 -0700 (PDT)

Jessica brings up relevant points here.

1. TEACH has not yet passed. It may be passed (as is) by the full House
this fall, though.

2. TEACH does refer to using only "reasonable" portions of performance
programming, restricted to registered course members. So it would not make
a case for an e-reserves situation. In fact, a Senate report accompanying
TEACH when it left the Senate Judiary Committee specifically excludes this
sort of interpretation: "The amended exemption is not intended to address
other uses of copyrighted works in the course of digital distance
education, including student use of supplemental or research materials in
digital form, such as electronic course packs, e-reserves, and digital
library resources. Such activities do not involve uses analogous to the
performances and displays currently addressed in section 110(2)."
(ftp://ftp.loc.gov/pub/thomas/cp107/sr031.txt).

3. However, this interpretive report also points out that fair use
provisions may justify other practices that TEACH doesn't deal with: "Fair
use could apply as well to instructional transmissions not covered by the
changes to section 110(2) recommended above. Thus, for example, the
performance of more than a limited portion of a dramatic work in a distance
education program might qualify as fair use in appropriate circumstances."
I don't know of any institutions that are doing and justifying full-work
networked streaming on a fair use basis yet; my impression is that this
would more likely be confined (at present) to availability as specific
physical facilities.

Jeff

--On Tuesday, September 17, 2002 3:14 PM -0700 Jessica Rosner
<jrosner@kino.com> wrote:

> Two questions
> Did it in fact become law?
> The article referred to "portions" of films so I assume this means it
> would not cover a WHOLE film thus not help Jeff in this case.
>
> Still open to other ideas on this but it does not seem on point
> --
> Jessica Rosner
> Kino International
> 333 W 39th St. 503
> NY NY 10018
> jrosner@kino.com
>
>> From: Gary Handman <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
>> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>> Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 14:51:35 -0700 (PDT)
>> To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
>> Subject: Re: video streaming on course reserve web site
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>> Hi Jeff:
>>
>> The Technology Harmonization and Education Act (but can you tap your foot
>> to it?) may (may may may) cover our backsides on this point. Check
>> out: http://chronicle.com/free/2002/07/2002071801t.htm
>>
>>
>> Gary
>>
>>
>> At 02:18 PM 9/17/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>>> We are starting to think about streaming video, and of course pubic
>>> performance issues arise. Would public performance permission be
>>> required if a video is being streamed over a course reserve web site
>>> where only students enrolled in the class could access and view the
>>> stream? An argument could be made that the face-to-face teaching
>>> exemption would apply. (Those faces are just a bit farther apart.)
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Jeff
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>> ~~~ Jeffrey W. Pearson Phone: (734) 763-3758
>>> Librarian, Film & Video Library Fax: (734) 764-7087
>>> University of Michigan e-mail: jwpearso@umich.edu
>>> Shapiro Library, Room 2178
>>> 919 S. University
>>> Ann Arbor MI 48109-1185
>>
>> Gary Handman
>> Director
>> Media Resources Center
>> Moffitt Library
>> UC Berkeley
>> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
>> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
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>> Hi Jeff:<br>
>> <br>
>> The Technology Harmonization and Education Act (but can you tap your foot
>> to it?) may (may may may) cover our backsides on this point.&nbsp; Check
>> out:&nbsp;&nbsp;
>> <a href="http://chronicle.com/free/2002/07/2002071801t.htm"
>> eudora="autourl"><font
>> color="#0000FF"><u>http://chronicle.com/free/2002/07/2002071801t.htm<br>
>> <br>
>> <br>
>> </a></u></font>Gary<br>
>> <br>
>> <br>
>> At 02:18 PM 9/17/2002 -0700, you wrote:<br>
>> <blockquote type=cite cite>We are starting to think about streaming
>> video, and of course pubic <br>
>> performance issues arise. Would public performance permission be <br>
>> required if a video is being streamed over a course reserve web site
>> <br>
>> where only students enrolled in the class could access and view the
>> <br>
>> stream? An argument could be made that the face-to-face teaching <br>
>> exemption would apply. (Those faces are just a bit farther apart.)<br>
>> <br>
>> Thanks,<br>
>> <br>
>> Jeff<br>
>> <br>
>> <br>
>> -- <br>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> ~~<br> Jeffrey W.
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>> p;&nbs p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Phone:
>> (734) 763-3758<br>
>> Librarian, Film &amp; Video
>> Library<x-tab>&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&
>> nbsp;& nbsp;</x-tab>Fax:
>> (734) 764-7087<br>
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>> sp;</x -tab>e-mail:
>> jwpearso@umich.edu<br>
>> Shapiro Library, Room 2178<br>
>> 919 S. University<br>
>> Ann Arbor MI 48109-1185</blockquote><br>
>> <div>Gary Handman</div>
>> <div>Director</div>
>> <div>Media Resources Center</div>
>> <div>Moffitt Library</div>
>> <div>UC Berkeley</div>
>> <div>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu</div>
>> <a href="http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC"
>> EUDORA=AUTOURL>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC</a>
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Jeff Clark
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James Madison University
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