Bill proposed to allow students share lecture recordings outside the classroom.
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Bill proposed to allow students share lecture recordings outside the classroom.

Date: February 9, 2012
By: Ruohan Xu
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1229

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A Missouri bill will let students share recorded lectures with the public.
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Wrap: A state representative’s new bill alters the UM System’s policy on restricting recorded lectures.

The bill would allow students to record lectures as well as sharing recordings with anyone.

The Bill sponsor Republican Paul Curtman says students complained that the university policy will inhibit their willingness and ability to learn.

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Description: "The bill does protect intellectual property rights and copy rights laws. All that staff is still there."

Columbia-area Democratic representative Stephen Webber says university may need to reconsider their policy but a legislator should not be involved in the University’s decision making.

The bill is not yet on the house calendar, and a hearing has yet to be planned.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

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The UM system's officers do not like a bill proposed to give student the ability to share recorded lectures.
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Wrap: A house bill would allow students to distribute recorded lectures outside the classroom.

Chairman of the Board of Curators David Bradley believed the university’s current policy for recording lectures was reasonable.

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Description: "I think it's potential for abuse of it. And so I think that's why they put some restricts on it."

Director of the Office of Disability Services Barbara Hammer says the University’s policy does not harm students with disabilities.

The bill sponsor and the Higher Education Committee has not planned a hearing yet.

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

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A posted lecture from a UM-KC student causes controversy between the UM System and legislator’s attention on sharing recorded lectures.
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Wrap: A state representative’s bill would reverse a UM System policy on recording lectures.The bill comes in response to a University of Missouri policy issued in December that restricts students’ right to share lecture recordings.

The bill sponsor Republican Paul Curtman says this bill would allow students to continue their recording habits and sharing recordings with public in personal use.

MU Journalism professor Charles Davis says he supports the bill and it’s the right thing to do.

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Description: "I think faculty, particularly, in a digital age, have to be able to engage with students and meet with where they live, and they live on line."

The bill is still on planning, and is not currently scheduled for a hearing.

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.


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