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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
Shaver, Marc S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Educational institutions continually work to balance between providing students with access to data and protecting copyright owner's exclusive rights. The Copyright Act of 1976, effective in 1978, provided exemptions for live and distance education. As digital technology grew in capability, its capabilities were incorporated in distance education,…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Access to Information, Distance Education
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Burgunder, Lee B. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
Richard Prince a well-known appropriation artist, made headlines by pressing ever deeper into the gray areas of art, technology, and the law. Specifically, Prince took screenshots of personal photographs that were publicly displayed on Instagram accounts, included his own comments, enlarged and printed them on large canvases, and displayed them at…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Aids, Social Media, Copyrights
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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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Smith, Kevin L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
Copyright law is a source of a great deal of bewilderment and frustration to academic librarians. Beyond the basics of copyright protection and fair use, most librarians struggle to grasp the complexity of the law and the roadblocks it presents to access and use. This article attempts to elucidate some of those complexities by suggesting seven…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
Bamberger, Rob; Brylawski, Sam – Council on Library and Information Resources, 2010
This is the first comprehensive, national-level study of the state of sound recording preservation ever conducted in the U.S. The authors have produced a study outlining the web of interlocking issues that now threaten the long-term survival of the sound recording history. This study tells everyone that major areas of America's recorded sound…
Descriptors: Nonprint Media, Preservation, Risk, Access to Information
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Cesarini, Lisa McHugh; Cesarini, Paul – Journal of Technology Studies, 2008
When Lars Ulrich, drummer for the rock group Metallica, testified before Congress about his group's lawsuit against Napster in 2000, many people who followed copyright issues in the music industry were not surprised (Ulrich, 2000). Ever since downloading audio files became as easy as clicking a few buttons on a personal computer, charges of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Problems, Music, Copyrights
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Kranch, Douglas A. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2008
Faculty develop intellectual property needed for online courses while employed by an academic institution. That institution has a claim on the copyright because the instructional materials developed by the faculty members could be seen as "works for hire." On the other hand, both tradition and case law have seen faculty as the copyright…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Online Courses, Instructional Materials, College Faculty
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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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