A new ruling allows film and media studies educators to circumvent CSS copyprotection found on most DVDs. The Librarian of Congress has announced new exemptions from the anti-cicumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
At the US Copyright Office site you can get a PDF copy of the full 88 page recommendation for this round of rulemaking. Detailed discussion of the 2006 exemptions begins on page 12 with an explication of the exemption for audiovisual works.
The University of Chicago Press, Journals Division recently announced a change in the terms and conditions of use for their electronic journals. Beginning January 1, 2007 instituional subscribers with enterprise-wide access to electronic journals published by the press may make multiple copies of materials from a journal for classroom use or place materials from a journal on electronic reserves.