Bill Would Ease Copyright Limits For E-Learning

Andrew Trotter, Education Week, Oct 31, 2002
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Overview of the Technology Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act, considered likely to pass this fall. It's a good summary, listing the major improvements offered by the act, such as the extension of fair use to digital material, and also outlining the limitations, such as the restriction to techer-led classes at accredited institutions. There are also complex obligations, "obligations for educational institutions to uphold copyright protections, especially using technological means to prevent retransmission to other users," that the author accurately labels as "burdensome."
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