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Unformatted text preview: 9993. Near the end of this panel’s testimony,4 Shira Perlmutter, Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs, asked the following in order to encapsulate the panel’s views: “Just to clarify, I think I heard from at least a couple of witnesses a view that the fair use provisions in the current copyright law combined with fair use guidelines could be sufficient to deal with the new issues posed by digital distance education.”(emphasis added). Each of the panelists responded with an unqualified “yes.” (DC transcript at pp. 134135). This perspective is similar to those offered by BMI, many content providers 2 See e.g., Docket no. 2, Education Management Corporation at p.2 (“There is a compelling need for a broad exemption from exclusive rights of copyright owners for distance education utilizing digital technologies.”); Docket no. 10, University of Montana, at pp 1-2; Docket no. 12, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at par 4(c); Docket no. 21, North Carolina State University at pp. 14-15. Docket numbers refer to written comments in the order they appear on the Office’s Distance Education web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/disted). 3 Citations to the transcript of these hearings are hereafter referred to as “DC transcript.” 4 Panel number 2 consisted of: Dr. Kathleen Burke, Assistant Dean for Distance Education at the University Maryland University College; Dr. Kim Kelley, Assistant Vice President for Library Services at the same institution; Dr. Richard Fischer, Associate Provost for Distance and Continuing Education at the University of Delaware and speaking on behalf of the 415 member institutions of the University Continuing Distance Education Association; and Dr. Donald Swoboda, Dean of the Division of Continuing Studies at...
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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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