MLA is working with AALL (Amer Assoc of Law Libraries) and SLA to develop testimony requesting that the current DMCA exemption regarding the use of A/V works be broadened. Specifically they want the use to be broadened to include A/V works in any university or college library (it is currently written for just libraries in film or media studies departments) and also in any field of study (it is currently written for just media studies and film professors).
Do any of the instructors at your institutions use excerpts from audiovisual works in their instruction of students? Some examples might be House, Scrubs, ER, The Practice. MLA Headquarters specifically is looking for the actual clips, they would like to use them in the testimony. And they need to receive the clips by Monday (May 4th).
If you have clips you can share, please contact Mary Langman directly.
Melissa De Santis