[Videolib] Academics Get Exemption from DVD Copyright Law

Hallman, Philip (phallman@umich.edu)
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 09:50:56 -0500

In case you did not hear this report, below is the link for this story
reported on NPR:

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act made it illegal to reproduce
copyrighted material from DVDs -- even short excerpts. That proved to be
an enormous obstacle to the professors of college film-studies programs,
who wanted to be able to burn discs of selected scenes for their

Three professors from the University of Pennsylvania asked for an
academic exemption to the law. And surprisingly, they say, it has been
granted. From member station WHYY, Joel Rose reports.


Philip Hallman
Film Librarian
Dept. of Screen Arts & Cultures
Univ. of Michigan

Giorgio Bertellini, Assistant Professor
Screen Arts and Cultures &
Romance Languages and Literatures
University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
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