ERIC Number: ED405843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Copyright in the Age of New Technology. Fastback 405.
Botterbusch, Hope Roland
With the many changes in technology since the Copyright Act was passed, following that law has become increasingly complex. Educators need to understand the law, and how to apply it in various situations. This fastback addresses some of the key issues of copyright law with particular attention to new technologies. After a brief history of the copyright law is given, penalties for copyright infringement are outlined. Next is a description of fair use conditions for photocopying, videotape, taping broadcast television programs, cable television programming, satellite television programming, and distance learning networks. Discussion then moves to computers and copyright, discussing multimedia, materials placed on electronic reserve by educators, and electronic publishing. Contains 32 references: 13 books and articles, 3 internet sites, and 6 laws and Congressional reports. (AEF)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Change, Communications Satellites, Compliance (Legal), Computer Software, Copyrights, Distance Education, Downloading, Electronic Publishing, Fair Use (Copyrights), Federal Regulation, Information Technology, Laws, Multimedia Materials, Programming (Broadcast), Reprography, Videotape Recordings
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Copyright Law 1976