UCLA Streaming Video Copyright Case On Thin Ice

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in California indicated Monday she would dismiss a breach of contract suit alleging the University of California, Los Angeles, violated the copyrights of educational video makers when it implemented a system for streaming videos online to students and faculty.

The tentative ruling, if entered, would bring clarity to the rights of colleges and universities that argue the public performance rights they purchased with educational films give them the legal authority to bring videos into the virtual classroom space.

“The court’s tentative would be...
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