[Videolib] agog

Ciara Healy (chealy@augustatech.edu)
Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:54:30 -0400

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Contact me off-list for the .pdf that was attached to this e-mail to see
the original letter from the Property Law Clinic. (This list doesn't do
attachments.) It includes an example of a quite standard warning from a
DVD case as an example of an overreaching copyright warning.

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Here was the e-mail I got:

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Carrie Russell, Copyright Specialist

ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20009

crussell@alawash.org

800.941.8478

202.628.8419 (fax)

The Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic at American
University is working with the Computer & Communications Industry
Association (CCIA) on a FTC complaint against major content providers
including the NFL, the MLB, Universal, DreamWorks, Harcourt Inc., and
Penguin Group. The CCIA alleges that these corporations have engaged in
a nationwide pattern of unfair and deceptive trade practices by
misrepresenting consumer rights under copyright law by posting
misleading and overreaching copyright warnings. =20

The Clinic is looking for anyone who has been injured or affected by
these overreaching copyright warnings. That is people who chose not to
use a particular work or modified their use of that work after reading
the attached overreaching copyright warning. An example might be a
teacher who - because of a warning - chose not to use a television,
movie, or music clip in the classroom. We encourage consumers to send
us all copyright related stories. Even if you believe your stories are
off topic or irrelevant, do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have a story or any helpful information regarding this issue,
please email Marlee Miller or Khalil Malouf at
copyrightmisuse@gmail.com. =20

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<p class=3DMsoNormal>Contact me off-list for the .pdf that was attached =
to this
e-mail to see the original letter from the Property Law Clinic. =
&nbsp;(This
list doesn&#8217;t do attachments.) It includes an example of a quite =
standard
warning from a DVD case as an example of an overreaching copyright =
warning.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal>Here was the e-mail I got:<o:p></o:p></p>

<p =
class=3DMsoNormal>-------------------------------------------------------=
------------------------------------------------<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Carrie
Russell, Copyright Specialist</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>ALA
Office for Information Technology Policy</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>1615
New Hampshire Avenue NW</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Washington,
DC 20009</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a
href=3D"mailto:crussell@alawash.org">crussell@alawash.org</a></span><o:p>=
</o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>800.941.8478<=
/span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>202.628.8419
(fax)</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p><span style=3D'font-family:"Cambria","serif"'>The Glushko-Samuelson
Intellectual Property Law Clinic at American University is working with =
the
Computer &amp; Communications Industry Association (CCIA) on a FTC =
complaint
against major content providers including the NFL, the MLB, Universal, =
DreamWorks,
Harcourt Inc., and Penguin Group. The CCIA alleges that these =
corporations have
engaged in a nationwide pattern of unfair and deceptive trade practices =
by
misrepresenting consumer rights under copyright law by posting =
misleading and
overreaching copyright warnings.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-align:justify'><span =
style=3D'font-family:"Cambria","serif"'>The
Clinic is looking for anyone who has been injured or affected by these
overreaching copyright warnings. That is people who chose not to use a
particular work or modified their use of that work after reading the =
attached
overreaching copyright warning. An example might be a teacher who =
&#8211;
because of a warning &#8211; chose not to use a television, movie, or =
music
clip in the classroom.&nbsp; We encourage consumers to send us all =
copyright
related stories.&nbsp; Even if you believe your stories are off topic or
irrelevant, do not hesitate to contact us.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p><b><span style=3D'font-family:"Cambria","serif"'>If you have a story =
or any
helpful information regarding this issue, please email Marlee Miller or =
Khalil
Malouf at <a href=3D"mailto:copyrightmisuse@gmail.com" =
target=3D"_blank">copyrightmisuse@gmail.com</a>.&nbsp;
</span></b><span =
style=3D'font-family:"Cambria","serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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