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The Direction of Fair Use for Education: New Law and New Possibilities

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Copyright and fair use has long been a critical element of innovative technologies. On campus, we steadily create new works and use existing ones—and nearly all of them are automatically protected under copyright law. Effective management of our own rights and proper exercise of fair use is the key to successful development of creative educational programs. In recent years, however, the stakes have gotten higher, and some conflicts over copyright have gone to court. This webinar will examine a few recent court cases involving fair use as applied to video streaming and digital books. It will focus chiefly on a court decision handed down in May 2012 regarding the digitizing of copyrighted books at Georgia State University for electronic reserves and for student use through course management systems.

Please note: After 38 minutes, the audio is choppy. The remaining audio can be heard by clicking on the .wav file.

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The recording is not locked. You may be having trouble connecting to the adobe connect server.  This may be a bandwidth issue.  It is best to use a high speed wired connection with no other apps running.

The problems mentioned in the previous comment are still happening.   Did anyone ever investigate?


The multimedia link to the webinar ( starts and then displays the word "connecting..." interminably.  I administrate Adobe Connect at my university (University of St. Francis, Joliet) and believe that the recording of the webinar is locked.  It's simple to unlock (or make public), if that's the case.  I would like to use this webinar recording as a resource for online instructors.