Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Copyright Office Study on 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.
The Copyright Office will post copies of all public notices, written comments, and other material relevant to the distance education study on this web page as it becomes available. The Office's Report will be posted here as well.
Please note that the electronic mail address "firstname.lastname@example.org" exists for the sole purpose of accepting written statements in response to the Federal Register notice published at 63 FR 71167 on December 23, 1998.
If you have questions regarding the Copyright Office Study on the Promotion of Distance Education through Digital Technologies please contact Sayuri Rajapakse, Attorney-Advisor, 202.707.8438; fax, 202.707.8366.
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Last Updated: 2007 September 04