I received a prompt reply to my email from Leslie Conery. Here is the email:
We received substantial feedback about this issue and have had great internal conversations in the last 24 hours about how best to respond. Some wonderful professionals and thought leaders gave us the benefit of the doubt and offered the opportunity to open a dialogue. Others jumped to conclusions and felt comfortable condemning ISTE without first giving us a chance to respond. My hope is that our approach below will address the concerns of both.
We needed to listen to and address the valid concerns of those who wrote while also protecting the rights of the people who have agreed to present at NECC. The statement below addresses how we’d like to handle this for NECC2008. Post NECC2008, we are planning to convene a discussion around the issue of broadcasting presentations and to work together collaboratively with podcasters, bloggers, presenters, and other stakeholders to develop guidelines for NECC2009 that meet the needs of the education community.
ISTE recently disseminated a code of conduct regarding video and audio recordings at NECC 2008 which has generated some thoughtful and energetic discussion.
We welcome your interest and comments and would like to clarify and amend the code of conduct for NECC 2008.
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.
Thank you. We look forward to an ongoing dialog about fair use.
I appreciate the personal email and I agree that anyone seeking to sell or market presentations should have an agreement with ISTE/NECC.
NOTE: I also received an email entitled “NECC Presenter: Revised Recording Code of Conduct” which reiterated the first message.
What an interesting chain of events. The Ed Tech network is an amazing phenomenon.