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Copyright Challenges Facing Higher Education

This podcast features session audio from the EDUAUSE 2013 Annual Conference. The speaker is Pam Samuelson, Faculty Director for the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.

There has never been a more challenging time for higher educational institutions in relation to copyright law and policy. Georgia State University's electronic course reserve policy has been challenged as copyright infringement. The University of Michigan and other library partners of Google are fighting in the courts to establish that it is fair use to make digital copies of books for purposes of preservation, text mining, and access to print-disabled persons. Congressional hearings have been held to consider comprehensive reform of copyright law, and the head of the Copyright Office has announced her interest in overseeing "the next great copyright act." But will the outcomes be great for higher education or just for copyright industry groups?


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I've observing the same, many of the universities across the globe has seen copyright infrigment. I think it's a big time to come up with a strong copyright law to stop this.