November 26th, 2012
In the Fall of 2011, a judge threw out the case against UCLA for streaming video for educational purposes. Cut to Fall of 2012: ditto. The same judge, who had allowed the educational media trade group to amend its complaint that UCLA was violating copyright law, dismissed the sequel, too. Both ambiguity (fair use’s milieu) in the law and the subsequent dismissals lead to a triumphant feeling for UCLA, but a feeling is still not something that can be codified. A reposting here of the Center for Social Media’s advice on the subject of teaching with steaming video might help.