ERIC Number: ED450709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Intellectual Property and Copyright: Protecting Educational Interests and Managing Changing Environments.
Bruwelheide, Janis H.
The electronic environment is currently forcing educators at all levels to revisit issues concerning intellectual property. Quick availability of information and data through the Internet has changed the way the general public views information since it seems to be in endless supply from any computer on any individual desktop. This paper presents a brief overview of several topics. The first focuses on ideas and concerns as to why faculty and institutions in education, particularly higher education, have good reasons to ask questions concerning "who owns what" in an era where educational opportunities may be delivered through the Web and various distributed learning systems. Secondly, it presents issues relevant to learner support and student ownership. Thirdly, it presents ideas about ownership that institutions might consider. Lastly it presents an overview of salient copyright changes and issues for 1998 and 1999. Selected print and online sources of additional information on intellectual property issues are also provided. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Copyrights, Educational Resources, Fair Use (Copyrights), Higher Education, Information Policy, Information Sources, Information Technology, Intellectual Freedom, Intellectual Property, Internet, Ownership, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.educause.edu/conference/e99/proceedings.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: EDUCAUSE '99: Celebrating New Beginnings. [Proceedings] (Long Beach, CA, October 26-29, 1999); see IR 020 580.