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Ahmadi, Shafiqa – New Directions for Higher Education, 2017
Ownership of traditional courseware is vested in the faculty. In the digital forum, however, under the Copyright Act of 1976, case law, and institutional policy ownership may be vested in the institution.
Descriptors: Teacher Rights, Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Courseware
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Johnson, Wendell G. – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Copyright concerns continue to bedevil K-12 librarians, who are often called upon to act as the copyright officers in public schools. This article describes recent copyright developments of concern to these librarians in three areas: a recent court case involving a university library, pending legislation supported by ALA, and a regulatory update.…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians, Court Litigation
Karger, Joanne – National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, 2014
This brief provides an overview of the "fair use" doctrine under copyright law. To date, there have been very few court cases in either the K-12 or higher education context that address the applicability of this doctrine to the conversion of print instructional materials into accessible formats. Because determinations of fair use are…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Legal Responsibility, Printed Materials, Disabilities
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2013
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) represents over 65,000 university and college teachers, academic librarians, researchers and professional and general staff at more than 120 universities and colleges from every province. The association's members both create and use copyright material; they require copyright law that protects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Copyrights, College Faculty, Teacher Associations
Crews, Kenneth D. – ALA Editions, 2012
Copyright in the world of digital information is changing at a fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload, download, draw on databases, and incorporate materials into Web-based instruction. It's essential to stay abreast of the basics of copyright law and fair use. Kenneth D. Crews has completely revised his classic text to…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Web Based Instruction, Library Services, Librarians
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Wiggins, Michael R. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 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…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Multimedia Materials, Distance Education, Copyrights
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McGrail, Ewa; McGrail, J. Patrick – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2010
Understanding the tenets of copyright in general, and in particular, in online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools, has become an important part of literacy in today's Information Age, as well as a cornerstone of free speech and responsible citizenship for the future. Young content creators must be educated about copyright law, their…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Copyrights, Communications, College Instruction
Liston, Samuel – Computers in Libraries, 2010
The first sale doctrine says that after a copyright holder first sells a copy of his or her work, the new owner may do whatever he or she pleases with that copy (assuming that use is legal). This concept came up through common law and was eventually codified in the Copyright Act of 1976. In 2010, two cases were working their way through the U.S.…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Courts, Libraries, Federal Legislation
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Librarians engage in some sort of negotiation all the time. Unfortunately, library schools do not uniformly teach negotiation theory or skills. New librarians are left to their own devices to self-educate, and self-educate they must. Most of the library-specific negotiation literature and continuing education opportunities focus almost entirely on…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Librarians, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Blackwell, Cindy; Jones, David – Journal of Leadership Education, 2008
For many educators the fair use provision of the Copyright Act of 1976 and the subsequent Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act offer "carte blanche" use of various forms of media in the classroom. As Siva Vaidhyanathan (2001) notes, "Copyright myths have had as much power as copyright laws" (p. 5). The…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Laws
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Lee, Leslie A.; Wu, Michelle M. – Acquisitions Librarian, 2007
The purpose of traditional copyright law was to encourage the creation of works based on and to ensure reasonable access to original thought. Despite this harmonious intent, an intrinsic tension exists between libraries and copyright holders, as the former promotes "free" access to information that ultimately reduces the income of the…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Access to Information, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
The integration of new technologies using digital media materials in preservice and inservice programs to prepare educational personnel presents both opportunities and challenges for teacher educators in special education. The TEACH Act of 2002 provided some guidelines for appropriate use of copyrighted materials in face-to-face, televised, and…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Information Technology, Media Adaptation, Information Management
Mikk, Jaan – Online Submission, 2006
The value of research and the career of a university lecturer depend heavily on the success in publishing scientific papers. This article reviews the guidelines for writing and submitting research papers. The three most important success criteria in publishing are as follows: the paper describes a good research, it is written according to the…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Publish or Perish Issue, Peer Evaluation, Faculty Publishing
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2006
Today, federal laws often seem like an alphabet soup with acronyms like CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act), CTEA (Copyright Term Extension Act), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), YMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), and NC LB (No Child Left Behind). These letters stand for federal…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Copyrights, Disabilities, School Libraries
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Clukey, Tim – Music Educators Journal, 2006
Public performances highlight months of work, but because most school groups cannot afford to hire professional recording engineers, these events are rarely suitably preserved. With small investments of time and equipment, music teachers can create an enduring recording of these fleeting performances. Many of today's digital recording tools are…
Descriptors: Music Education, Copyrights, Audio Equipment, Music Teachers
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