Skip to comments.Conservative Alumnus Pulls Offer to Buy Lecture Tapes
Posted on 01/24/2006 6:50:58 AM PST by King of Florida
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 - A 24-year-old conservative alumnus who announced earlier this month that he planned to pay students at the University of California, Los Angeles, to tape-record the lectures of left-leaning professors backed down after U.C.L.A. officials informed him on Monday that he would be violating school policy.
The alumnus, Andrew Jones, said he abandoned the plan to save his student supporters from possible legal action by the university, even though he believed they would be engaged in a "newsgathering" effort protected by the First Amendment.
Mr. Jones says he is confident that students will volunteer to tape lectures or take detailed notes in an effort to expose their professors as liberal partisans who do not tolerate dissent in their classrooms.
But a U.C.L.A. official said Monday that even without the monetary incentive, students who passed tapes of lectures to Mr. Jones would be in danger of sanctions by the university and possibly the professors who were recorded without permission.
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If they can't stop taping of movies, they can't stop taping of lectures.
Are these the same liberal professors who recently blasted Scalia for not allowing reporters to tape one on HIS commencement speeches?
If your on public property you can be filmed.
This is why I have said in the past that college policies have to be changed so that students can tape any class lecture. In fact, schools should make it a policy that the schools will tape all lectures and keep them avail;able to students for one month. The students would not be allowed to sell the tapes but they could use them for study purposes. Just the knowledge that the their lectures are on file for a month would help to curb some of the propagandizing by the profs.
The selling is what's at issue here. Lectures are often considered to be the intellectual property of the professors who give them.
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