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Re: PDF Accessibility and Copyright


From: L Snider
Date: Aug 31, 2016 3:10PM

Hi Sarah,

I remember seeing something recently on 3rd party produced videos and
captioning. From memory there was just a ruling in the last 6-8 months that
allowed a library (I think it was a library) to caption the third party
material, even though they didn't own the material. I tried to find the
reference, but am still looking. I know that was a different media, but the
premise in the similar...



On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Sarah Ferguson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> We have a lot of PDFs on our university site and it's my goal to make them
> as accessible as possible. If we own the material, it is one thing, but
> what if we don't? For example, we have government forms and published
> journal articles. We have permission to have these materials on our web
> site, but do we have the right to alter them by adding tags, alt text, etc?
> Is there a fair use rule that applies or do we need permission from each
> source?
> --
> Sarah Ferguson
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> Department of Digital Communications
> > > > >