Monday, July 26, 2010

DMCA rulemaking

III.The Designated Classes

A. Motion pictures on DVDs that are lawfully made and acquired and that are protected by the Content Scrambling System when circumvention is accomplished solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment, and where the person engaging in circumvention believes and has reasonable grounds for believing that circumvention is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the use in the following instances:
  • Educational uses by college and university professors and by college and university film and media studies students;
  • Documentary filmmaking;
  • Noncommercial videos.
My thanks to Casey Fiesler of the OTW, who did great work on our written submissions in the hearings, along with Francesca Coppa and Tisha Turk, who testified with me about vidders and fair use in video.

Possibly more later when I have finished jumping up and down.


Leslee Ann said...

This is FANTASTIC news. Congrats, and enjoy the jumping: I suggest chocolate, as well.

Laura Shapiro said...

Thank you so much for all your work on this! Hooray!

Kristen Murphy said...

*flails wildly*


Jason Mittell said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see your extended comments on how broadly it applies...

Zachary Schrag said...

Mazel tov!

Piper said...

Should have been "DVD's and other fixations of audiovisual works, readily available to the public including but not limited to Blu-Ray discs, regardless of scrambling or other schemes designed to control, restrict, or impede access to the work"

Limiting the exemption specifically to DVD's using CSS is a mug's game.