ERIC Number: ED428745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-5
Reference Count: N/A
Promotion of Distance Education through Digital Technologies (United States Copyright Office, Docket No. 98-12A). Written Comments of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., Danvers, MA.
The Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which has acted as an intermediary between copyright rightsholders and copyright users for over 20 years, is currently engaged in the centralized, "one-stop shop" licensing of distance education materials to colleges and universities (as well as other centralized licensing services) on behalf of copyright rightsholders. In its December 23 Notice, the Copyright Office set forth a list of questions the answers to which it will use to help it form its recommendations to Congress. This document provides answers to that subset of questions which focus on: the role of licensing when pre-existing content is used in distance education programs using digital technologies; reasons for difficulties in obtaining licenses and skepticism about electronic licensing; the extent to which technology can be used to ameliorate difficulties in licensing; options for making the permissions process easier and the availability of collective or blanket licensing by the CCC; technologies that prepare and disseminate distance education programs; and technologies that protect the security of digital distance education programs. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., Danvers, MA.