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106.57(3)(b) (b) Within 7 days after receipt of a request under sub. (2) (a), a publisher shall respond to the request by providing to the requester one of the following notices in writing:
106.57(3)(b)1. 1. A notice advising the requester as to which of the actions under par. (a) 1. to 3. the publisher intends to take.
106.57(3)(b)2. 2. If the request indicates that the institution of higher education has in its possession a copy of the instructional material in electronic format and that the copy is capable of serving as an alternative format suitable for the needs of the student with a disability or of being converted into the particular alternative format needed by the student, a notice advising the requester that the publisher intends to take none of the actions under par. (a) 1. to 3. If this subdivision applies, the publisher may grant permission to convert the instructional material into alternative format as provided in par. (a) 4.
106.57(3)(b)3. 3. If the publisher does not possess a copy of the instructional material in alternative format or electronic format or if the publisher does not possess technology that will maintain the structural integrity of the instructional material, a notice advising the requester that the publisher intends to take none of the actions under par. (a) 1. to 3. If this subdivision applies, the publisher may grant permission to convert the instructional material into alternative format as provided in par. (a) 4.
106.57(3)(b)4. 4. If the publisher believes that it is unable to act under par. (a) 1. to 4. because the publisher does not own or control some or all of the copyright in the instructional material, notice of the name of the person that, to the best of the publisher's knowledge, is able to fulfill the request.
106.57(3)(c)1.1. If the publisher provides notice under par. (b) 1. that the publisher intends to provide a copy of the instructional material in electronic format as provided in par. (a) 3., the publisher shall provide the material in that format no later than 7 days after providing that notice.
106.57(3)(c)2. 2. If the publisher provides notice under par. (b) 1. that the publisher intends to provide a copy of the instructional material in alternative format as provided in par. (a) 1. or to provide access to the instructional material in alternative format as provided in par. (a) 2., the publisher shall provide the material in that format or provide that access no later than 14 days after providing that notice.
106.57(3)(d) (d) Instructional material provided by a publisher in alternative format or electronic format shall meet all of the following requirements:
106.57(3)(d)1. 1. To the extent possible, maintain the structural integrity of the original instructional material, except that this requirement does not apply to nontextual instructional material unless the publisher possesses technology that will maintain the structural integrity of the nontextual instructional material. If the publisher does not have technology that will maintain the structural integrity of the original instructional material, the publisher shall so notify the institution of higher education under par. (b) 3. and may grant permission to the institution of higher education to convert the instructional material into alternative format as provided in par. (a) 4.
106.57(3)(d)2. 2. Be compatible with an assistive technology that is suitable for the needs of the student with a disability or, if the student needs an embossed Braille version of the instructional material, be compatible with commonly used Braille translation software.
106.57(3)(d)3. 3. Include corrections and revisions that have been generally published with respect to the instructional material.
106.57(3)(e)1.1. Subject to subd. 2., an institution of higher education may create an alternative format of instructional material for which a request has been made under sub. (2) if any of the following apply:
106.57(3)(e)1.a. a. The publisher provides a copy of the instructional material in electronic format under par. (a) 3.
106.57(3)(e)1.b. b. The publisher grants permission to convert the instructional material into alternative format as provided in par. (a) 4.
106.57(3)(e)1.c. c. The publisher responds to the request as provided in par. (b) 2.
106.57(3)(e)1.d. d. The publisher does not respond to the request as required under par. (b).
106.57(3)(e)1.e. e. The publisher does not fulfill the request as provided in par. (c) 1. or 2.
106.57(3)(e)2. 2. An institution of higher education may not create an alternative format of instructional material if the instructional material in the particular alternative format needed by a student with a disability is commercially available from the publisher of the material.
106.57(3)(f) (f) A publisher that sells instructional materials for use by students enrolled in institutions of higher education shall provide the name and contact information of its office or employee who is designated to handle requests under sub. (2) (a) to the persons specified in sub. (2) (b) for those institutions. A publisher may provide that information either by posting that information on its Internet site or by providing that information in writing to those persons. If a publisher fails to provide that information, a person specified in sub. (2) (b) may request that information, or may request instructional material under sub. (2) (a), by sending the request to the publisher at the address of the publisher's principal place of business, directed to the attention of the publisher's rights and permissions department.
106.57(3)(g) (g) Nothing in this subsection may be construed to require a publisher to incur an investment that the publisher cannot reasonably recoup. If a publisher has not previously produced a digital version of fully typeset and edited instructional material, including instructional material produced through a method that does not require the creation of a digital file, the publisher may condition its provision of the instructional material in alternative format or electronic format on payment of reasonable compensation for the expense of creating that format.
106.57(4) (4)Use of instructional materials in alternative or electronic format.
106.57(4)(a)1.1. Subject to subds. 2. and 3., if an institution of higher education has in its possession a copy of instructional material in alternative format or electronic format that has been provided by a publisher under sub. (3) (c) or an alternative format of instructional material that has been created by the institution of higher education under sub. (3) (e), the institution of higher education shall satisfy all subsequent requests for instructional material in that format from its own students without requesting the publisher to provide that material and may, if requested, provide instructional material in that format to another institution of higher education for use by a student of that other institution.
106.57(4)(a)2. 2. An institution of higher education that satisfies a request for or provides instructional material under subd. 1. shall, for each student for whom the instructional material is provided, provide to the publisher the information specified in sub. (2) (b) 1. to 4. and the statement specified in sub. (2) (c).
106.57(4)(a)3. 3. An institution of higher education may not satisfy a request for or provide instructional material under subd. 1. if the institution receives notice that an alternative format or an electronic format of the instructional material in the same specifications is commercially available from the publisher of the material.
106.57(4)(b) (b) An institution of higher education in possession of a copy of instructional material in alternative format or electronic format that has been provided by a publisher under sub. (3) (c) or an alternative format of instructional material that has been created by the institution of higher education under sub. (3) (e) shall take reasonable precautions to ensure that the format is not distributed to any 3rd parties, except as permitted under par. (a) 1. or (c), and shall, to the extent possible, maintain in effect all copy-protection measures embedded in the alternative format or electronic format by the publisher.
106.57(4)(c) (c) An institution of higher education may contract with a 3rd party to assist the institution in creating an alternative format of instructional material as permitted under sub. (3) (e) or as otherwise permitted by the publisher. If an institution of higher education contracts with a 3rd party under this paragraph, the contract shall provide all of the following:
106.57(4)(c)1. 1. That the electronic format from which the alternative format is created may not be further distributed by the 3rd party.
106.57(4)(c)2. 2. That any alternative format made from the electronic format may be provided only to the institution.
106.57(4)(c)3. 3. That all files provided by the institution to the 3rd party shall be returned to the institution.
106.57(4)(c)4. 4. That the 3rd party may not retain, and must destroy, any copies of its work product, including any interim work files.
106.57(4)(c)5. 5. That both the institution and the publisher shall have the power to enforce the contractual provisions specified in subds. 1. to 4.
106.57(4)(d) (d) If an institution of higher education permits a student with a disability to directly use an electronic format version of instructional material, the disc or file of the electronic format version shall be copy protected, or the institution of higher education shall take reasonable precautions to ensure that the student does not copy or distribute the electronic format version in violation of the federal Copyright Act, 17 USC 101 to 1332.
106.57(4)(e) (e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize any use of instructional materials that would constitute an infringement of copyright under the federal Copyright Act, 17 USC 101 to 1332.
106.57 History History: 2011 a. 124.
106.58 106.58 Discrimination in education prohibited. No child may be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to any public school or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of such public school on account of sex, race, religion or national origin.
106.58 History History: 1975 c. 94; 1995 a. 27 s. 3691; Stats. 1995 s. 106.08; 1999 a. 82 s. 100; Stats. 1999 s. 106.58.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)