Copyright and Digital Distance Education
On October 28, 1998, H.R. 2281, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, was enacted into law. Section 403 requires that the Copyright Office consult with representatives of copyright owners, nonprofit educational institutions, and nonprofit libraries and archives, and thereafter submit to Congress recommendations on how to promote distance education through digital technologies, including interactive digital networks, while maintaining an appropriate balance between the rights of copyright owners and the interests of users. Such recommendations may include legislative changes. Section 403 requires the Copyright Office to submit its recommendations to Congress no later than April 28, 1999.
Section 403 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act PDF
Federal Register Notice Seeking Identification of Interested Parties PDF, Text
Federal Register Notice Seeking Written Comments PDF, Text
Federal Register Notice Extending Deadline for Reply Comments PDF, Text
Testimony on Copyright Office Report on Copyright and Digital Distance Education Text
Report on Copyright and Digital Distance Education PDF