A bill to bring copyright law into the Digital Age appears in jeopardy. In spite of bipartisan support, the measure appears likely to fall victim to the same terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center.

Delayed in the rush of more-pressing congressional business, the legislation—set to extend educators' fair-use rights beyond the traditional classroom—now probably will be put off until next year at the earliest.

Senate bill S.487, the Technology Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act—once considered a slam-dunk to sail through Congress this year—has been languishing

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