[Athen] DMCA and Fair Use
Kerri_Hicks at brown.edu
Wed Feb 28 13:00:49 PST 2007
On Feb 28, 2007, at 3:15 PM, Sarah Horton wrote:
> Hi, Kerri! I'm new here and can tell already already I'm going to
> learn a lot from this list!
Fancy meeting you here! How's your new CIO? ;-)
> This copyright stuff makes my head spin, but I was wondering about
> how the November 2006 "Rulemaking on Exemptions from Prohibition
> on Circumvention of Technological Measures that Control Access to
> Copyrighted Works" figures into the discussion. It seems to allow
> circumvention in an educationcal context - at least for media
> studies and film professors!
The exemptions from late last year are really specific in what they
cover. As far as I know, they don't cover, for example, a song that a
professor might download from iTunes, or a snippet of video from a
DVD that has Macrovision protection.
That the new proposal seems to cover a broader audience and a greater
number of media types and uses. Also, the November 2006 rule is set
to expire October 27, 2009.
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