[Videolib] copyright question help

Badilla-Melendez, Cindy (cbadillame@stthomas.edu)
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:58:21 -0500

I know this question has come up several times. I may wasn't paying attention or still did not hear an answer, or I am still confussed.

A professor wants to put some clips of some documentaries on Blackboard.
If I read correctly this is ok under the TEACH act and Fair USe, off course under a lot of conditions (a lot of them technological requirements). But also, talks about reasonable amounts and portions.
What is a reasonalble amount? 10% or 3 minutes? I read that somewhere.

TEACH Act alos talks about if the work would be part of what the professor will use in class and so on.
I really don't uderstanda this part:

FOR DIGITIZING ANALOG WORKS, NO DIGITAL VERSION OF THE WORK IS AVAILABLE FREE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL PROTECTIONS THAT WOULD PREVENT THE USES AUTHORIZED IN SECTION 110.

So, can we or not take a DVD and stream portions and put them min blackboard for a semester, for students to review?
Or we need to get permissions?

Thanks
Cindy

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Cindy Badilla-Melendez
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