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Lesson Plans

Video, copyright, etc.

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Julie C. Van Camp (jvancamp)
Sat, 15 Jun 1996 13:52:50 -0700

The law on educational "fair use" is in real flux, especially with the
advent of new technologies in the classroom. No easy "litmus test" exists to
determine whether a proposed use in the classroom falls under the "fair use"
exemption of the copyright laws.

An excellent resource is a booklet "Fair Use of Copyrighted Works: A Crucial
Element in Educating America," published last year by the Consortium for
Educational Technology for University Systems (CETUS), a joint commission of
the California State University, State University of New York, and City
University of New York. An on-line version of the booklet (and other
materials) is available on the homepage of the Consortium:

The Consortium also maintains a list-serv for discussion of educational fair
use issues: fairuse-talk To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
fairuse-talk-request with the single word "subscribe" as the
body of the message.

For more information about the consortium, write to the staff director:
Bonnie F. Dunn
CSU Chancellor's Office
PO Box 3842
Seal Beach, CA 90740-3842

Julie Van Camp
Associate Professor of Philosophy
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2408
office phone/voice mail: (310) 985-5545