Australia to Teachers: Show Me The Money

“Schools have warned they will have to turn off the internet if a move by the nation’s copyright collection society forces them to pay a fee every time a teacher instructs students to browse a website.

“Teachers said students in rural areas would bear the brunt of cuts if the Copyright Agency was successful in adding internet browsing charges to the $31 million in photocopying fees it rakes in from schools.

“The agency calculates the total due by randomly sampling schools each year for materials they copy, and extrapolating the results.”

Simon Hayes. Copyright Makes Web a Turn-Off. Australian IT. Feb. 28, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

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03/01/2006 at 08:55

Posted in Web & Online

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