The Digital Learning Challenge

October 17th, 2006

Recently the Berkman Center released “The Digital Learning Challenge: Obstacles to Educational Uses of Copyrighted Material in the Digital Age,” a year-long study on the relationship between copyright law and education. Overseen by Prof. William Fisher and conducted by Berkman fellow William McGeveran, the paper studies whether innovative uses of digital technology were hampered by copyright restrictions.

In this MediaBerkman special, Colin Rhinesmith and Amanda Michel looked closely into the paper’s case studies by interviewing Prof. William Fisher, Berkman fellow Bill McGeveran, Berkman student fellow Jackie Harlow, Washington College of Law Professor Peter Jaszi, WGBH Deputy General Counsel Jay Fialkov, New World Records Vice President and Trustee Lisa Kahlden, and George Mason Professor/Associate Director or the Center for History and New Media Mills Kelly.

Download the MP3 (time: 45:12).

Produced by Amanda Michel and Colin Rhinesmith.

Attribution: Music used in this AudioBerkman podcast includes several tracks sampled off the album “Love and you and I” from Lizzi, available at Magnatune. Track samples include: “Me”, “You belong”, “Remedy”, “Lay down”, “Only you”, and “Gone”.

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Entry Filed under: audio,Berkman Center,Digital Media Project,Education,Intellectual Property

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  • 1. Info/Law » Digital &hellip  |  October 17th, 2006 at 9:44 pm

    […] The Berkman Center has posted a well-produced podcast based on the case studies we used in our Digital Learning Challenge white paper. In addition to an interview with principal investigator Terry Fisher and some of the Berkman fellows who worked for him (including yours truly), the producers spoke to several of the great people who helped us with our research and case studies: […]

  • 2. John Palfrey » Blog&hellip  |  October 18th, 2006 at 11:32 pm

    […] The Berkman Center’s increasingly terrific new media production team has rolled together this special-edition podcast on copyright in the context of teaching and learning. It’s an extension of the work done on the Digital Learning Challenge, led by Prof. Terry Fisher (the first voice you hear on the podcast) and former Berkman fellow, now Prof. William McGeveran, and funded by the Mellon Foundation. The theme of uncertainty in the digital copyright realm is particularly real in the context of using works in teaching and research, despite all manner of reasons why we wouldn’t want that to be so. […]

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