Thursday, March 1, 2007

FAIR USE Act of 2007 Introduced in Congress this week

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that a bill was introduced in Congress this week to make it easier for educators to use copyrighted materials.

The bill is called The Freedom and Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship Act of 2007, or Fair Use Act (HR 1201). The bill was introduced by Congressman Rick Boucher of Virginia. He discusses the details of the bill here.

The bill is supported by the Library Copyright Alliance, which includes the American Library Association, but opposed by the recording industry (surprise, surprise).

Feel free to post your thoughts on this bill - would it help with your teaching?

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