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specifically targeted users.23 As Dr. Lynne Schrum noted in testifying on behalf of
the International Society for Technology in Education: “Over the next decade we
can expect that the extraordinary growth in distance learning will encourage
further technological innovation to enhance the quality of the delivery and [sic]
protect the content of courses delivered via digital networks.”24 Such rapid development will be hindered if the creators of intellectual property are unable to
reap the benefits of their labors because of new copyright exemptions.
The United States is a signatory to the Berne Convention for the Protection
of Literary and Artistic Works (the “Berne Convention”). Accordingly, our government has agreed that it generally will not enact copyright legislation in
derogation of a creator’s right to receive compensation of the use of such works.
21 Testimony of Bruce Funkhouser, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (D.C. transcript at p. 263-264).
Docket no. 24, Consortium of College and University Media Centers at p. 3 (“Licensing can be an
efficient means of obtaining access to educations resources, particularly for large bodies of material”);
Docket no. 29, Utah Education Network at par. 7 (“If licensing of educational materials were inexpensive
enough to allow schools to be involved with interactive, digitally delivered distance educational materials
then it might not be necessary to allow for exemptions.”); Docket no. 14, University of Michigan at p. 3;
Docket no. 49, Software and Information Industry Association at pp. 2-3.
22 7 Berne Article 9(2) states: “It shall be a matter for legislation in the countries of the
Union to permit the reproduction of works in certain special cases, provided that
such reproduction does not conflict with a normal ex...
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2011 for the course ACCT 11212 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '11 term at York College of Pennsylvania.
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