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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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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
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Rife, Martine Courant – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article explores some of the legal and law-related challenges educators face in designing, implementing, and sustaining globally networked learning environments (GNLEs) in the context of conflicting international laws on intellectual property and censorship/free speech. By discussing cases and areas involving such legal issues, the article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Problems, Plagiarism, Copyrights
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