ERIC Number: ED176335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Off-the-Air Videotaping of TV Programs for Classroom Use.
Francois, William E.
This review of the literature addresses the issue of the fair use doctrine and its application to off-air taping of news and nonnews programs broadcast by radio and television. Conclusions drawn include: a temporary arrangement has yet to be reached between copyright proprietors and educators wishing to use copyrighted works for nonprofit, educational purposes; the burden of establishing a fair use defense falls upon the defendant; there is more latitude for educators' off-air taping of news-type programs (other than documentaries) than for popular entertainment-type programs; although a subsection of the Copyright Act of 1976 permits a library or archives to make a copy of all or a portion of audiovisual news programs and to distribute by loan a limited number of such copies, the networks interpret this section differently; and the copying of complete broadcast programs or substantial portions of such programs constitutes a higher risk than videotaping smaller portions of programs, especially of the audiovisual news program type. (AEA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fair Use
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (62nd, Houston, Texas, August 5-8, 1979)