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Aaron, Lynn S.; Roche, Catherine M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Unforeseen forces are at work in higher education today. The purpose of this article is to explore the issues involved in the changing landscape. Decisions are and will be made that impact the intellectual property rights of faculty. It is important to be cognizant of the factors involved and alert to possible ramifications. The basics of the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Teacher Rights, Higher Education
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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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Petersen, Rodney J. – Change, 2004
This article describes the author's experience working with copyright and teachers' level of awareness or unawareness of the basics about copyright. The article is divided into sections on the following topics: Rewards for Authors; Hypothetical Scenarios; Options for Managing Authors' Rights; and Emerging Principles for Scholarly Communications.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Periodicals, Copyrights
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Sern, Garret; Wigen, Wendy – EDUCAUSE Review, 2004
August in the U.S. capital is typically quiet. Congress is in recess, and most bureaucrats choose this hot steamy month for their vacation. In a normal year, serious legislation is put off until September; in a close election year such as this one, it is put off until "after the elections." This year, with the exception of agency…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Copyrights, Higher Education, Information Technology
Association of American Publishers, New York, NY. – 1997
Intended to aid members of the academic community who produce written material (this includes instructors and students) in conforming to the requirements of U.S. copyright law, this easy-to-understand guide presents a current overview of relevant sections of the Copyright Act. The guide is in question and answer format and discusses: the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Copyrights, Fair Use (Copyrights), Higher Education
McKay, Glen – 1995
The existing Copyright Act of 1976 makes it virtually impossible for distance educators to transmit audio-visual or non-dramatic, literary works to students through any medium which may be received by the general public. It is a law that perhaps unintentionally discriminates against distance learning students. Certain revisions of the law are…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Copyrights, Distance Education
Hemnes, Thomas M. S.; Pyle, Alexander H.; McTeague, Laurie M.; Dyal-Chand, Rashmi – 1997
The pamphlet discusses how colleges and universities can protect themselves and their employees from liability for copyright infringement, and proposes some guidelines to keep most uses of copyrighted material within the law. The principles underlying the Copyright Act of 1976 are explained, including the four-factor test to determine whether a…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Administration, College Libraries, Compliance (Legal)
Herrington, TyAnna K. – 1998
The backlash against public access to information, coupled with misinterpretations of the relationship between fair use and the First Amendment, not only threaten educators' ability to access information for educational purposes, but create roadblocks for the public's constitutionally supported right to participate in democratic dialogue. The…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Copyrights, Electronic Classrooms, Fair Use (Copyrights)
Association of American Publishers, New York, NY. – 1993
Intended for those members of the higher education community who write and publish (and that includes both students who write research papers, faculty who produce scholarly articles, copy centers, and college stores), this easy-to-understand guide explains the requirements of United States copyright law. The guide, in question and answer format,…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Fair Use (Copyrights), Higher Education, Legal Problems
Sanders, Wayne – 1990
The Constitution empowers Congress to protect the rights of authors. There is disagreement, however, over whether Congress may grant authors a limited monopoly on their works or may regulate authorship by permitting reasonable public access to creative works. The traditional view of expansive pre-publication rights for authors is supported by…
Descriptors: Authors, Constitutional Law, Copyrights, Court Litigation
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. – 1983
Intended to serve as reference materials for discussions with teaching faculty and other members of the university community, this paper and its attachments provide guidelines for members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on fair use and the classroom and library photocopying provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 (PL 94-553).…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Instruction, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights
Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Princeton, NJ. – 1987
Focusing on issues surrounding the unauthorized copying of software, this pamphlet is particularly concerned with the illegality of such action and the necessity for educators to respect the intellectual work and property of others. Some relevant facts about unauthorized copying of software are followed by a statement of principle about…
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Computer Software, Copyrights, Higher Education
Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Permuth, Steven – 1982
The impact of the 1976 copyright laws on educational institutions is unclear. This sixteenth chapter of a book on school law discusses copyright legislation and cases of interest to educators, dividing copyright problems into four categories: photocopying, performance, videotaping, and computer programs. The guidelines that can be drawn from…
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Copyrights, Court Litigation, Drama
Edwards, Harry T.; Nordin, Virginia Davis – 1980
A 1980 cumulative supplement to the basic text, "Higher Education and the Law," is presented. Contents include: edited reports of five United States Supreme Court cases, important lower court cases, regulations and reports; and citations to numerous law review articles, additional cases, and other secondary sources. The following broad…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Affirmative Action, Collective Bargaining, College Desegregation
Steinhilber, August W. – 1981
Chapter 20 of a book on school law provides guidelines for school access to copyrighted materials. The 1976 copyright law, which became effective January 1, 1978, abolished common law copyright and established a single federal system. Certain sections of the law under the judicial doctrine of fair use are subject to exceptions that are of benefit…
Descriptors: Books, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Educational Practices
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