Re: Will online courses have right to use videos without

Rick Faaberg (
Tue, 8 Oct 2002 14:01:07 -0700 (PDT)

On 10/8/02 1:44 PM, "Steve Fesenmaier" <> sent this

> The legislation would amend the Copyright Act of 1976 so that
> online-education instructors could use excerpts from recordings
> of dramatic literary and musical works -- such as plays, musicals, and
> operas -- on course Web sites without seeking
> permission from the copyright owners. Most copyrighted works can be used in
> their entirety in a traditional classroom setting without permission.

"Plays, musicals, and operas"?

Changes my life! NOT. How about yours? :-)

"Under current law, only nondramatic literary and musical works can be used
in online courses without permission."

Hmm. So in the case of a true "online" course (web-based) it appears that I
could go ahead and encode/stream educational video for the students to view
as part of the course.

Any vendors agree with that?

Rick Faaberg