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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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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
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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
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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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Loggie, Kathryn Ann; Barron, Ann E.; Gulitz, Elizabeth; Hohlfeld, Tina N.; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.; Sweeney, Phyllis – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007
This study describes an investigation of the intellectual property policies of a stratified random sample of public and private Carnegie Doctoral Research-Extensive Universities. University policies were examined to determine whether or not they included provisions for distance education materials or courseware, what provisions were made for…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Online Courses, Instructional Materials, School Policy
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Nemire, Ruth E. – College Teaching, 2007
Advancement of knowledge and progress in technology drives the need for protecting inventions, new ideas, writings, music, and other media. While abundant, intellectual property and copyright issues are not simple, and the United States has adopted multiple rules via treaties worldwide. Academia has been fortunate with regard to the freedom…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Distance Education, Compliance (Legal)
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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Reyman, Jessica – College Composition and Communication, 2006
The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002 was developed to update copyright law to accommodate the uses of copyrighted materials in distance-education environments. This article presents an analysis of the TEACH Act and its implications for teaching writing, with an aim toward building awareness among faculty and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Copyrights, Instructional Materials, Federal Legislation
Langran, Elizabeth; Langran, Robert; Bull, Glen – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2005
Consumers are inundated with sound and images. A child today may see more images in a week than an individual in the 19th century viewed in a lifetime. These images were presented in a read-only format throughout the 20th century. A child watching television was a passive observer. The inclusion of authoring programs such as iMovie and Movie Maker…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Intellectual Property, Federal Legislation
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