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Copyright and accessible-media transcriptions

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 22:59:04 -0500
Message-Id: <199910170259.WAA04007@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: <wcrotts@arches.uga.edu>, "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 10:04 PM 10/16/99 -0400, Wayne Crotts wrote:
>In general, U.S. copyright law is particular as to the use of copyright
>material.  Even  converting copyright material to be alternatively
>accessible like converting it to Braille or to audio-tape is prohibited (at
>least as interpreted by our university's legal affairs team).

Point the legal affairs team at the following starting point and I believe
they should be able to give you a better answer:

 Facts: Copyright Law Amendment, 1996

The assistive technology program within your public university should
qualify as an "authorized entity" if I read this FAQ right.

Of course this does _not_ provide an exemption for publishing to the Web
where everyone can get it.


>Wayne Crotts
>Information/Computer Services
>Institute on Human Development and Disability
>The University of Georgia
>Athens, GA 30602
Received on Saturday, 16 October 1999 22:57:46 UTC

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