Category Archives: Section 4.1(a)(iv)(3)

S 04.1.1.4.3

6 responses to “S 04.1.1.4.3”

  1. Deven Desai says:

    Excluding K-12 seems to be a devastating blow to poor school districts and innovative teachers trying to find the best material for their students. Is this clause a censorship clause? Is it designed to protect textbook publishers? What is the purpose here?

  2. My understanding of this provision is that the idea is to allow subscriptions to schools, but not access from home. I suppose the reason might be that so many families have kids in school that this would mean K-12 access would almost be “everyone” access. But it does limit some innovative uses — no using the subscription for homework, for example.

  3. Deven Desai says:

    Maybe. Still it seems odd that the Registry makes this decision.

  4. That’s the glass half-empty way of looking at it; saying “at least they left the possibility open” is the glass half-full way. Both are true.

  5. benjamin says:

    Why does Google give institutions of higher learning free access based on the number of students and classification (see Section 4.8), but limit k-12 schools [see Section 4.1(a)(iv)(3)] by requiring Registry approval? This doesn’t seem to match up with Google’s stated goals.

  6. We may be seeing the negotiating influence of the copyright owners here. Google would like to sell through as many channels as possible; they may want more limits.

(3) School (K-12) (no remote access without Registry approval);

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