Re: Fwd: fyi: chron of higher ed: copyright

Lori Stevens (STEVENLO@uvsc.edu)
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 17:23:58 -0700 (PDT)

This would sure make a great session at ALA, explaining the changes and
what they mean for higher ed. Is anyone working on this?

Lori Stevens
Media Librarian
Utah Valley State College Library
Orem, Utah 84058

Buffy: "See, this is a school. And we have students
and they check out books. And then they learn things."

(Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997)

>>> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu 09/27/02 12:49PM >>>

>
>Friday, September 27, 2002
>http://chronicle.com/free/2002/09/2002092701t.htm
>
>House Members Approve Language Easing Some Copyright Rules for Online
Courses
>By DAN CARNEVALE
>
>Washington
>
>
>Language that members of Congress added to an appropriations bill that

>passed the House of Representatives on Thursday would make it easier
for
>professors to use more kinds of copyrighted works in online courses.
>
>The legislation would amend the Copyright Act of 1976 so that
>online-education instructors could use recordings of dramatic literary
and
>musical works -- such as plays, musicals, and operas -- without
seeking
>permission from the copyright owners. Under current law, only
nondramatic
>literary and musical works can be used in such courses without
permission.
>
>The language was originally part of S 487, a bill called the
Technology
>Education and Copyright Harmonization Act, or TEACH Act. The bill
passed
>the Senate last year and received approval from the House Judiciary
>Committee in July.
>
>A House Judiciary Committee staff member said House members decided to
add
>that act's language to the Department of Justice Appropriations
>Authorization Act, HR 2215, which provides money for the Justice
>Department for another year.
>
>The Justice Department appropriations bill passed the House on
Thursday by
>a vote of 400 to 4.
>
>Although S 487 has already passed the full Senate, a conference
committee
>of the two chambers will have to decide whether to keep the language
in
>the appropriations bill. The House and Senate will then vote on the
>appropriations bill again before it is sent to President Bush for his

>signature.
>
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