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August 2010
Movie Clips and Copyright
Article from Inside Higher Education which explains the new rulings by the Copyright Office which allow professors to break the encryption on DVDs to show clips in their physical or online classes. Also allows all professors, as well as media studies students, to break encryption in order to incorporate clips into documentary films and non-commercial video. Read the entire article for a fuller explanation.

May 16, 2008
Educational Fair Use Today
An Association of Research Libraries (ARL) white paper by Jonathan Band, JD. which analyzes recent court decisions concerning fair use.

April 7, 2008
The Section 108 Study Group Report
The section 108 Study Group was convened to reconsider section 108, which deals primarily with copying done by libraries, in light of current digital technology. .

November 16, 2007
When It's OK to Copy
" There are few circumstances in which it's legal to copy a DVD and screen it in its entirety to an audience without paying royalties. ... the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, seeks to clarify the boundaries with a new set of best-practices guidelines for fair use."
November 27, 2006
Rulemaking on Exemptions from Prohibition on Circumvention of Technological Measures that Control Access to Copyrighted Works.
One of the provisions will allow "Audiovisual works included in the educational library of a college or university’s film or media studies department, when circumvention is accomplished for the purpose of making compilations of portions of those works for educational use in the classroom by media studies or film professors." The rules expire 10-27-2009.
December 12, 2005

Report: Will Fair Use Survive? Free Expression in the Age of Copyright Control By Marjorie Heins and Tricia Beckles, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Free Expression Policy Project, December 2005. The complete report may be found at http://www.fepproject.org/policyreports/WillFairUseSurvive.pdf

November 18, 2005

Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.

November 16, 2005

Publishers Sue Copy Shops for Alleged Infringement, by Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed, November 16, 2005.

October 21, 2005

Between What’s Right and What’s Easy (On the relationship between Blackboard's course management system and the Copyright Clearance Center), by Tarleton Gillespie, Inside Higher Ed, October 21, 2005.

October 14, 2005
Photo Agencies Scour the Web For Copyright Violations, by Vauhini Vara, Wall Street Journal Online, October 14, 2005.
August 1, 2005

Shrink-Wrap Contracts 'Booked': Publishers Stretch Software-Type Licensing to Ink-on-Paper Products, by G. M. Filisko, ABA Journal Report, July 29, 2005.

July 29, 2005

Whose Work Is It, Anyway? (Orphan Works), by Scott Carlson, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 29, 2005

June 21, 2005

Publishers' Group Asks Google to Stop Scanning Copyrighted Works for 6 Months, by Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 21, 2005.

March, 2005

Copyright Clearances: Navigating the TEACH Act. By K. Matthew Dames, ONLINE, March/April, 2005

September 6, 2004

NIH Proposes Free Access For Public to Research Data. By Rick Weiss, Washington Post, September 6, 2004

August 2, 2004

Bill proposed to strengthen copyright laws: 'Induce Act' could create consequences for universities. By David Kassabian, Daily Texan Online, August 2, 2004

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