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ERIC Number: ED176335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A