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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
Chase, Mark E. – 1995
This study analyzes the copyright knowledge levels of media directors of selected higher education institutions. A questionnaire was mailed to 466 media professionals at higher educational institutions who were members of the Division of Educational Media Management in the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). The…
Descriptors: Administrators, Copyrights, Demography, Fair Use (Copyrights)
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Journal of Law and Education, 1996
Educators today have access to technologies that provide both new information sources and new methods of copying, adapting, and transporting information into the classroom. The purpose of this article is to help educators properly interpret and apply copyright law to the use of video as an instructional tool. (38 footnotes) (MLF)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Court Litigation, Fair Use (Copyrights)
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Seaman, Scott – Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 1996
Examines sections of the Copyright Act of 1976 in relation to the electronic distribution of reserve readings and fair use in academic libraries. It concludes that copyright dramatically limits the conditions under which fair use may be applied in a simultaneous-user system displaying readings off-site. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Document Delivery, Electronic Text
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Crews, Kenneth D. – Academe, 1997
Looks at the history of fair use of copyright-protected works, from concerns about photocopying to emergence of early guidelines, opposition, and continuing struggles to interpret the Copyright Act of 1976. Argues that no current fair use guidelines have the force of law; indeed, the law is a less complex measure than most guidelines. Recommends a…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Fair Use (Copyrights), Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
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Constant, Beth A. – Journal of Law and Education, 2000
Gives a historical overview of copyright law and discusses the Copyright Act provisions dealing with fair use. Discusses fair-use issues in the preparation of university coursepacks, and new advances in copyright legislation to accommodate advancing technology. Advises educators to exercise caution in creating multimedia until further fair-use…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Downloading, Fair Use (Copyrights), Higher Education
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College Composition and Communication, 2000
Claims that educational fair use is more permissive than most writing teachers and administrators realize. Presents four factors, suggested by the Copyright Act of 1976, which teachers and administrators should consider in order to make informed decisions about their practices. Lists 4 websites. (NH)
Descriptors: Fair Use (Copyrights), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Property
Distance Education Report, 2000
Examines definitions of ownership relevant to faculty's intellectual property. Highlights exclusive rights that copyright owners hold under Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act. Notes university initiatives looking into the question of intellectual property. Provides examples of "significant" resources which in the case of public…
Descriptors: Authors, Copyrights, Faculty Publishing, Fair Use (Copyrights)
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Crews, Kenneth D. – Journal of College and University Law, 2000
Evaluates Section 110(2) of the U.S. Copyright Act, which allows limited uses of copyrighted materials under certain circumstances in the context of "transmissions." Examines serious problems with the section that have caused it to be generally ignored, then focuses on the Copyright Office's proposed changes to the section intended to…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Distance Education, Fair Use (Copyrights)
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Switzer, Jamie S.; Switzer, Ralph V., Jr. – T.H.E. Journal, 1994
Examines the question of copyright violation of audiovisual materials when used in a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) degree offered via satellite transmission through Colorado State University. Topics discussed include fair use; definitions of literary works, performance, and transmission; and the need to revise the 1976 Copyright Act to…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Communications Satellites, Copyrights, Distance Education
Zirkel, Perry A. – Teacher Magazine, 1990
The broad range of copyright issues educators face in the classroom are discussed. The discussion focuses on the fair use provision of the 1976 Copyright Act as it applies to the reproduction of print, software, and video materials. (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Fair Use (Copyrights)