Re: [Videolib] Cdigix response to Videolib thread - "Streaming Videos from

Christopher Lewis (clewis@american.edu)
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 16:04:06 -0400

<div>Gary,<br><br>Will you cite the section of the TEACH act that requires =
access to be synchronous? I've read it at least a few times and haven't not=
iced anything I'd interpret as meaning that. To me if that were the case it=
would be so restrictive and technically difficult it's hard to imagine why=
they would have even written the law.<br><br>BTW we missed you at the VRT =
gala last night.<br><br><div>Chris&nbsp;Lewis<br>Media&nbsp;Librarian/Actin=
g&nbsp;Assistant&nbsp;University&nbsp;Librarian&nbsp;for&nbsp;Information&n=
bsp;Services<br>American&nbsp;University&nbsp;Library<br>202.885.3257<br><b=
r>"Never&nbsp;write&nbsp;when&nbsp;you&nbsp;can&nbsp;talk.&nbsp;Never&nbsp;=
talk&nbsp;when&nbsp;you&nbsp;can&nbsp;nod.&nbsp;And&nbsp;never&nbsp;put&nbs=
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right: 0px; padding-left: 5px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 0px;">To: vi=
deolib@lists.berkeley.edu<br>From: Gary Handman &lt;ghandman@library.berkel=
ey.edu&gt;<br>Sent by: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu<br>Date: 06/25/200=
7 03:44PM<br>Subject: Re: [Videolib] Cdigix response to Videolib thread - "=
Streaming Videos from the Collection"<br><br>

Thanks, Mark <br><br>
I would like to clarify a few things regarding your comments.<br><br>
First and foremost, the The TEACH act ONLY supports&nbsp;
<u>synchronous
</u> distance learning, NOT on-demand access to digital
files outside of regular class time.&nbsp; The Act calls this
"
<b>mediated instructional activities
</b>," and the intent is
to support=20
<b>works an instructor would show or play during
class
</b>.&nbsp; <br><br>
Secondly:&nbsp; the TEACH Act does not allow the transmission of WHOLE
dramatic works--i.e. most Hollywood films (or works of international
cinema).&nbsp; Under provisions of the ACT=20
<font color=3D"#993333"><b> only
"
<i>reasonable and limited portions
</i>" of such works are
allowed.<br><br>
</b></font>Again, both the above stipulations pretty much knock VOD out
of the water and prohibit the transmission of whole dramatic works.&nbsp;
DRM protections really don't do anything to mitigate these
restrictions.&nbsp; It seems to me that while TEACH may support limited
screening of whole educational/non-dramatic works or portions of dramatic
works in the service of synchronous classroom instruction (proximate or
distance),&nbsp; ANY VOD transmission would still require specific
licenses from the rights owner.<br><br>
Gary Handman<br><br><br>
At 11:51 AM 6/25/2007, you wrote:<br>
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<font face=3D"Courier New, Courier" size=3D"2">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.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
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.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
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.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
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. <br>
&nbsp;<br>
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.<br>
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Director<br>
Media Resources Center<br>
Moffitt Library<br>
UC Berkeley<br>
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