RE: video streaming on course reserve web site

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 09:04:24 -0700 (PDT)

Hi all...

Well, the difference is major in the view of the industry and law. Fair
use as part of face-to-face teaching (in a place of regular
instruction) is a kind of half-assed compromise that recognizes the
socially beneficial nature of teaching while putting a lid on potential
loss of market revenue (i.e. it limits the number and nature of
viewers). This held water (at least to some extent) in an analog world...

With streamed media there are really two issues to think about: 1)
digitizing the work in the first place is viewed as producing a derivative
work (one of the traditional, exclusively-held rights of the copyright
owner) 2) distributing (i.e. performing) the work in an network environment
that may or may not be controllable. I'd make the case that access to
streamed video via a pass-word controlled learning management system course
site (or other secure site) might hold up as fair use...(the pending TEACH
legislation is aimed toward such cases). Showing the digital content in a
classroom...I dunno...maybe. The question that arises also is one of
extent digitized and length of retention: a 10 minute clip put up on a
course site or shown in face to face teaching may squeak by...if the same
clip is shown semester after semester...I dunno again...probably not. A
full-length work digitized to show in a classroom or in a distance ed
environment? I can't see how this could possibly hold up...

At 08:35 AM 9/18/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Jeff,
>
>thinking about your question, what is the difference between this and
>showing it in an auditoreum as a required class assingment? Not much in my
>opinion. I think that you have a good argument here that this is replacing
>mass screenings (which I schedule all of the time for the language
>instructors). We don't need public performance rights for that.
>
>Interested in how this turns out...
>
>Julie
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jessica Rosner [mailto:jrosner@kino.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 6:15 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: Re: video streaming on course reserve web site
>
>
>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>
> >
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> > Jeffrey W.
> >
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> > p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Phone:
> > (734) 763-3758<br>
> > Librarian, Film &amp; Video
> >
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> > -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"
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC