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Walker, Janice R. – Computers and Composition, 1998
Argues that, by approaching conventions of citation and prohibitions against plagiarism in the classroom from the perspective of copyright issues, students can come to a greater understanding of the nature of scholarship. Makes recommendations for teaching students about the issues involved, and suggests ways that authors, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Mediated Communication, Computers, Fair Use (Copyrights)
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Gorman, Robert A. – Academe, 1987
Copyright branch of American law is summarized and two copyright issues of interest to academics are discussed. Ownership of copyright in works produced in the university and what "fair uses" of copyrighted works may be made by teacher-scholars are discussed. The Salinger v. Random House, Inc. case is described. (MLW)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, College Faculty, Copyrights
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Zimberlin, Winnie Wellman – Western New England Law Review, 1979
Ownership rights in a law review article, possibilities for contractual modification, and limitations on copyright ownership are examined. It is concluded that reviewer and writer should both register at the Copyright Office and place notice of copyright in the journal. (Journal availability: William S. Hein & Co., 1285 Main St., Buffalo, NY…
Descriptors: Authors, Contracts, Copyrights, Federal Legislation
Young, Jeffrey R. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
In this article, the author discusses the issues surrounding the production of lecture videos by professors and administrators which are free to the world. Professors across the country are now wrestling with this issue. More and more colleges have installed microphones or cameras in lecture halls and bought easy-to-use software to get lecture…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing
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
Weimer, Douglas Reid – 1990
American copyright law provides a means of stimulating intellectual development and protecting the ownership interests of the authors of copyrighted works. Over the years, U.S. copyright law has evolved in order to respond to societal and technological changes. Under the copyright statute certain uses of a copyrighted work are permitted under the…
Descriptors: Audiodisks, Computer Storage Devices, Copyrights, Fair Use (Copyrights)
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Oppenheim, Charles – Information Services and Use, 1991
Reviews recent developments in three areas of law which, one way or the other, have an impact on information professionals: copyright, data protection, and liability. This discussion focuses on recent developments that are likely to be of significance to information professionals, including those emanating from the Commission of the European…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Databases, Fair Use (Copyrights), Information Scientists
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Keuler, Annalisa – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Building a personal learning network (PLN) for intellectual freedom has long been an important role of a school librarian; however, in the steadily increasing onslaught of digital information that librarians face today, and in the future, the task has become mission-critical. Personal learning, it stands to reason, requires an appropriate dialogue…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Values, Expertise, Librarians
National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, Washington, DC. – 1978
This final report includes legal, regulatory, and statutory recommendations based upon three years of data collection, hearings, and analysis of computer-related and photocopying issues. Two major computer-related issues are addressed--the creation of new works with computer assistance, and use of copyrighted works in conjunction with computers.…
Descriptors: Computers, Copyrights, Databases, Interlibrary Loans
Monolescu, Dominique; Schifter, Catherine; Greenwood, Linda – Information Science Publishing, 2004
"The Distance Education Evolution: Case Studies" addresses issues regarding the development and design of online courses, and the implementation and evaluation of an online learning program. Several chapters include design strategies for online courses that range from the specific to the universal. Many authors address pedagogical issues from both…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Case Studies, Educational Technology, Instructional Design
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. – 1992
Issues connected with copyright and the copying of published print materials are discussed in question and answer form for teachers in Alberta (Canada) schools. Twenty-five questions are answered. The Copyright Act gives the copyright owner, usually the author or publisher, the sole right to copy or permit someone to copy his or her work. It also…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Fair Use (Copyrights)
O'Rourke, Maureen A. – D-Lib Magazine, 1998
Discusses copyright law, linking without permission, and trademark law--limiting the manner links are displayed. Explains framing, allowed by law, though particular use of a frame could confuse consumers as to the information source, and how framing may implicate trademark concerns. Examines Second Circuit opinion that could severely limit the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Information Technology
Besen, Stanley M.; And Others – 1977
Implications of the 1976 General Revision of the Copyright Act for the retransmission of television programs by cable systems are investigated. Discussion of the history and shortcomings of the compulsory licensing provisions for distant signal importation includes a description of the cable provisions of the bill, along with the judicial,…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Commercial Television, Copyrights, Economic Factors
Kazlauskas, Diane W. – 1985
The history of copyright legislation is traced from 1476 to 1984, with particular emphasis on the copyright of such nonprint material as computer software and programs, sound recordings, and videorecordings. A review of the history covers the Statute of Anne (1710) and English common law through the various Copyright Acts of the United States…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Computer Software, Copyrights, Court Litigation
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Sinofsky, Esther R. – TechTrends, 1995
Discusses current copyright issues, including the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Electronic Learners; Fair Use Guidelines for Electronic Reserve Systems; additions to the "United States Code" regarding copyright; copyright ownership for freelance writers; online material, including e-mail; and public performance versus…
Descriptors: Authors, Copyrights, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Mail
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