Re: [Videolib] Videolib] Cdigix response to Videolib thread -
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:26:38 -0700 (PDT)

No..."mediated" as it was intended in this particular act means (I
believe) use in the context of face-to-face instruction...not on-demand,
later on, out side and over there. But interpret as you will...


> Synchronous instructional activities versus asynchronous instructional
> activities..are not both "mediated instructional activities"?
> Regardless, just because a video can be used in a traditional or
> face-to-face classroom does NOT automatically mean it can be digitally
> encoded and delivered for distance learning (e.g. streamed delivery within
> a
> CMS) without permission of the copyright owner. Audiovisual works that
> are
> produced and marketed primarily for "performance or display as part of
> mediated instructional activities transmitted via digital networks" -- and
> any and all portions from said works -- are excluded from the scope of the
> TEACH Act.
> Cameron Cox
> Vice President, Marketing and Member Services
> INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications
> ##
> Background on the TEACH Act
> Section 110(2) of the Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code, was
> amended in 2002 to provide for certain permitted uses of copyrighted
> material under the so-called TEACH Act (Technology, Education and
> Copyright
> Harmonization Act of 2002). Under certain specific and narrow
> circumstances,
> some kinds of copyrighted materials may be digitally delivered for
> distance
> learning without permission of the copyright owner.
> Works Specifically Excluded From the Scope of the TEACH Act
> Several categories of copyrighted work are specifically excluded from the
> scope of the TEACH Act, including works that are "produced or marketed
> primarily for performance or display as part of mediated instructional
> activities transmitted via digital networks."

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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