ERIC Number: ED023302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Use of Copyrighted Material for Instruction Through Inter-Institutional Distribution by the Television.
Siebert, Fred S.
Electronic media transmit instructional material that is protected by copyright law. Under the present Copyright Act (U.S. Code, Title 17, 1909) teachers may use material in the "public domain," and excerpts from copyrighted works under the judicial doctrine of "fair use." Inter-institutional transmission of live performances of complete literary, musical, and graphic works (but not drama or film) may be made without proprietory clearance. Legal experts differ on the right to record for later television transmission those programs which contain complete, copyrighted works. The "not-for-profit" exemption under which education has used copyrighted materials is eliminated in the proposed 1965 revisions before Congress (H.R. 4347 and S. 1006). These Bills provide for extended use of copyrighted works in the classroom in all categories except drama; but award no exemption to the recording of complete works in an educational program. An "ad hoc Committee on Copyright Revision," representing a number of educational organizations, recommended amendments to Congress that recognize educational uses and permit the telecast of instructional problems to receivers other than those in a classroom. Ordinary copyright principles apply to duplication and distribution of supplementary instructional materials from copyrighted sources. (TI)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inter-Institutional Television.
Identifiers: Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Revision; Copyright Act 1909