Thank you for joining the list Mark! The points you make sound good
and it will be interesting to hear how others contend or support this
At 02:51 PM 6/25/2007, you wrote:
>On behalf of Cdigix I would like to respond to this discussion
>thread and clarify a few things about our C-Labs solution and how we
>are communicating the value proposition, as well as the copyright /
>Teach Act aspects.
>C-Labs is a turn-key service that enables institutions to easily
>manage and digitally deliver rich media, using industry standard
>browsers, operating systems and video players. The solution includes
>our administrative software, encoding and digitization services, on
>campus cache servers for media and ongoing operational support.
>C-Labs is being used for all types of content, including
>school-owned, professor owned, licensed and purchased content. If
>used for licensed or purchased content, C-Labs is fully compliant
>with the technical requirements of the Teach Act. First, for secure
>delivery, we wrap/encode every copyrighted video or audio file with
>DRM, Digital Rights Management, the standard embraced by MPAA and
>RIAA member companies, and utilized by the leading media players
>available on Macs and PC's; Real Player and Windows Media Player.
>Second, secure digital audio and video content is only available for
>specific courses which utilize that content as part of the course,
>and only to registered / enrolled students in those courses, for a
>specified time period and authenticated by the institution - either
>through their course management system or their network/SIS system.
>As it relates to specific audio and video files that an institution
>uses, we consistently advise institutions to follow their internal
>legal policies and guidelines for use of copyrighted materials. We
>fully understand that educational content providers have copyright
>protection under The Teach Act and may have specific usage rights
>for digital delivery. Our system respects these rights and we ask
>that our university partners respect them as well.
>Lastly, it is our belief that institutions would prefer to have one
>digital media management and delivery system vs. having to purchase,
>manage and attempt to integrate digital delivery systems for each
>content publisher; just as institutions typically only support (or
>prefer to support) one course management system, one student
>information system, etc. We are happy to work with content
>publishers on an agreed licensing basis to enable them to utilize
>C-Labs as distribution system for their customers.
>Vice President, University Sales
>Office: 303 470-0128
>Fax: 303 470-0372
>Cell: 303 396-9161
>Visit Cdigix in Booth # 4246 at the '07 ALA Annual Conference
Dept. Head, Digital Media Center
Florida State Libraries
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