The original version of this post somehow got hacked and filled with spam links. Sometime after I fixed it, I noticed the post was blank. Not sure if it was my fault or a hack. So, since folks have linked here for reference, here’s the important bits. ISTE initially sent out this recording policy to all presenters:
Full video/audio capture of NECC sessions and activities is strictlyprohibited without express written permission from BOTH: 1.) the session presenter/s, and 2.) ISTE. Those holding official ISTE-issued press credentials may capture footage for media coverage purposes only.
Amateur video/audio capture is permitted of ambient environments,informal exchanges and sessions, and sessions and activities not
organized by ISTE, etc., provided that appropriate permissions have been granted by the parties affected. ISTE assumes no liability for
copyright and/or intellectual property violations that may occur as a result. Amateur video/audio capture is also permitted in NECC sessions
and activities provided that the length of capture does not exceed 10 minutes AND appropriate permissions have been granted by the presenter/s.
Under no circumstances may any length or quality of video/audio capture of NECC sessions be used for marketing, advertising, or commercial purposes without express written permission from BOTH: 1.) the session presenter/s, and 2.) ISTE.
I was somewhat vague in my suggestion that folks might consider being subversive and ignoring it… at least the bit about getting ISTE’s permission. I asked “Just how edupunk are you?” – which was my first use of that term. Then, a day later, following a firestorm in the edublogosphere, ISTE release this revision:
For NECC 2008, ISTE’s permission is not required for non-commercial video and audio recording of sessions and workshops.
However, for NECC 2008, written permission from the session or workshop presenter is required prior to capturing a video or audio recording. Any permitted recording should respect the presenter’s rights and not be disruptive.
Under no circumstances may any length or quality of video/audio capture be used for marketing, advertising, or commercial purposes without express written permission from both the session presenter(s) and ISTE.
Ok, the links and comments should all make sense now. I apologize for the disruption in service. ;)