Re: Copyright issue: short video excerpts

Gary Handman (
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:58:13 -0700 (PDT)


A long time ago, I decided to take the slight risk of establishing my own
definition of classroom teaching to include required viewing in a
controlled environment (such as a campus or school media center or library).
This doesn;t really adhere to the letter of the "face-to-face" teaching
stipulations in the c law...but the hell with it. The fact is that there
is often not enough time in a standard class session to show and discuss
a film or video...and that review or close study of materials shown in
class or required or viewing demand work outside of formal classrooms.

So...I think I could bring this good faith definition into court and do
it justice...

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000