[Videolib] A copyright question or two

John Streepy (John.Streepy@cwu.EDU)
Thu, 31 Jul 2003 09:59:30 -0700

Hello all,
I have a couple questions for those who know copyright better than I.
1) I remember once someone telling me that a professor could use a
personal taped off air copy in the classroom, but only once, if there
was use beyond that a copy would have to be purchased if possible. Is
this correct and if it is correct, where can I find it written to show a
collegue? 2) A professor wants to digitize a large number of feature
films for use in an online course, under Teach Act protection, which is
all fine and good but the professor wants the whole movie. Is this
legal? I thought only portions were allowable. I know that the
professor used the whole movie in his real world class and supposedly
you can transfer that to the virtual class. However, my question is, if
the item is on DVD is it correct that the item can not be made available
for this use due to the safeguards on the disc?
Thanks for the help.

John H. Streepy
Media Assistant III
Library-Media Circulation
Central Washington University Library
400 E. 8th AVE
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

(509) 963-2861
http://www.lib.cwu.edu/media
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