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ERIC Number: EJ1066799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1541-4914
An Analysis of Copyright Policies for Distance Learning Materials at Major Research Universities
Loggie, Kathryn Ann; Barron, Ann E.; Gulitz, Elizabeth; Hohlfeld, Tina N.; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.; Venable, Melissa; Sweeney, Phyllis
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v5 n3 p224-242 Win 2006
This study describes an investigation of the intellectual property policies of a stratified random sample of public and private Carnegie Doctoral Research-Extensive Universities. Current copyright law was reviewed as well as the status of the "academic exception." University policies were examined to determine whether or not they included provisions for distance learning materials or courseware, what provisions were made for ownership, and what exceptions, if any, were applicable. In addition to providing summary statistics, public and private universities' policies were compared. Policies that were determined to be exemplary and noteworthy were profiled. Results were interpreted in terms of the need for comprehensive and explicit policies to support online course development and delivery.
University of Alabama. 152 Rose Administration, P.O. Box 870104, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: P339Z000006