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ERIC Number: EJ809331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Using Digital Materials in Online Courses: A Cautionary Tale of Georgia State University
Talab, Rosemary
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n4 p30-32 Jul 2008
On April 15, 2008, a lawsuit was filed against Georgia State University by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage, supported by the American University Presses (AAP). The complaint asserted ""pervasive, flagrant, and ongoing" unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials...through its electronic course reserves service, its Blackboard/WebCT Vista electronic course management system, and its departmental web pages and hyperlinked online syllabi." Institutions can prevent being sued if they follow some steps in using digital materials. In this article, the author provides several steps on the legal use of digital materials in online courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia