Western Washington U. Will Eschew Protection of New Copyright Law

Officials at Western Washington University, uncertain about how to interpret key portions of a copyright law designed to help online education, say they will not take advantage of the protections it offers.

The university is one of many debating the legality of supplementing online courses with mainstream movies or using other copyrighted material online in accordance with the law, known as the Teach (for Technology Education and Copyright Harmonization) Act. The measure, enacted in