ERIC Number: ED308856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Software: Copyright and Licensing Considerations for Schools and Libraries. ERIC Digest.
Reed, Mary Hutchings
This digest notes that the terms and conditions of computer software package license agreements control the use of software in schools and libraries, and examines the implications of computer software license agreements for classroom use and for library lending policies. Guidelines are provided for interpreting the Copyright Act, and insuring the fair use of software by libraries, classroom teachers, and students. (GL)
Descriptors: Classrooms, Computer Software, Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Librarians, Libraries, Library Services, Media Specialists
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.