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ERIC Number: EJ960570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1556-3847
Managing Fair Use on Campus: The Online Academic Administrator's Dilemma
Wiggins, Michael R.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v14 n4 Win 2011
University administrators who have distance learning programs under their charge are on the horns of a dilemma. Given the growing litigiousness of copyright holders and the unsettled state of the law, it has become very difficult to establish failsafe administrative rules to guide faculty and student use of copyrighted materials. But the use of intellectual property such as texts, videos and scholarly articles is essential to the delivery of higher education, so administrators must face the dilemma head on. Against this backdrop, university administrators must take preventative measures to avoid improper uses of intellectual property while simultaneously encouraging beneficial uses of such materials. This is a harrowing balancing act.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Copyright Law 1976