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ICSTI: New US Act re-defines copyright rules for distant learning.

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  • From: Pete Strickland <ps@iucr.org>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 10:08:01 GMT


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Subject: New US Act  re-defines copyright rules for distant learning.
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On November 2nd, 2002, the "Technology, Education and Copyright
Harmonization Act" (the TEACH Act), part of the larger Justice
 Reauthorization legislation (H.R. 2215), was signed into law by President
 Bush.

TEACH redefines the terms and conditions on which accredited, nonprofit
educational institutions throughout the U.S. may use copyright protected
 materials in distance education-including on websites and by other digital
 means-without permission from the copyright owner and without payment of
 royalties.

To help with this effort throughout the country, the American Library
 Association is launching an initiative to provide guidance and to help
 interested persons so that they may better understand the new law and
 implement its requirements.  Please watch for developments at this dedicated
 website:

http://www.ala.org/washoff/teach.html.

Bye, Barry

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Peter Strickland
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