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Re: [dvd-discuss] Teach ACT OF2001 -NOTHING to do with T

And of course the nonaccredited schools can be forced out of 
business fighting the lawsuits.

Date sent:      	Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:38:55 -0600
From:           	John Schulien <jms@uic.edu>
To:             	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:        	[dvd-discuss] Teach ACT OF2001 -NOTHING to do with Teaching but DMCA Tothe
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> Another really nasty part of the law is that it dramatically narrows
> the teaching exception.  Instead of *all" non-profit educational
> institutions having the educational exemption available,, the bill
> would restrict the educational exemption to "accredited" institutions
> only.
> This would have the effect of shutting out small web-based
> educational startups, and also creating a new privileged class
> of speaker -- in order to engage in teaching speech you now
> would need special permission in the form of accreditation.
> The wording of the explanation is particularly cynical.  Seems
> that the web is creating too damn much democracy -- Time to
> pass a new law freezing out the riffraff so that the "closed and
> familar group" so beloved by Congress can continue with
> business as usual.
> This is an overwhelmingly nasty bill, top to bottom.
> > As under the current section 110(2), the exemption, as amended, is
> > limited to government bodies and non-profit educational institutions.
> > However, due to the fact that, as the Register's Report points out,
> > ``nonprofit educational institutions'' are no longer a closed and
> > familiar group, and the ease with which anyone can transmit
> educational
> > material over the Internet, the amendment would require non-profit
> > educational institutions to be ``accredited'' in order to provide
> > further assurances that the institution is a bona fide educational
> > institution.

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