Since we didn’t post on Black Friday, here’s a midweek note:
The U.S. Copyright Office issued some exemptions that might be the beginning of some common sense toward how we use media that requires “circumventing access controls.” One exemption would allow professors of film or media studies to take clips from commercial DVDs to use in the classroom. Such clips could be compiled into a set of clips, making it much easier to make a point than having to search in multiple DVDs.
If your institution does not have a Film and Media Studies Department, will the exemption filter out to other disciplines or courses that use film?