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Copyright, Fair Use, and Teaching and Learning Innovation in a Web 2.0 World
July 28, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin reviews some of the basic tenets of copyright in the digital millennium. Specifically, it discusses the ways in which copyright law, fair use provisions, and the TEACH…

Digital Rights Management: An Ecosystem Model and Scenarios for Higher Education
October 12, 2004

This research bulletin is the first of two bulletins devoted to digital rights management (DRM). It suggests a model for a DRM "ecosystem" in the higher education community and demonstr…

Digital Rights Management: Tools and Applications for Implementing DRM in a Digital Ecosystem
October 26, 2004

This research bulletin is the second of two devoted to digital rights management (DRM). It examines the components of a DRM ecosystem model for higher education and describes where policies need …

Does Higher Education Need a New Ethical Framework for the Internet?
March 22, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin is designed to help decision makers in higher education assess the applicability of four significant historical codes of ethics as they evaluate their current polic…

Intellectual Property Policies, E-Learning, and Web 2.0: Intersections and Open Questions
April 7, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on institutional intellectual property (IP) policy related to instructional products and systems generally and to e-learning specifically. It contrasts IP poli…

IT and Higher Education: The View from the Supreme Court
January 4, 2005

This research bulletin discusses implications of U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving institutions of higher education and the ways in which colleges and universities can take advantage of tech…

Open Wikis and the Protection of Institutional Welfare
February 7, 2012

Much has been written about wikis’ reliability and use in the classroom. This research bulletin addresses the negative impacts on institutional welfare that can arise from participating in a…

Ownership of Online Course Material
January 7, 2003

There are a variety of reasons for examining the ownership of online course material. Beyond legal and financial reasons, other issues involve the use of student material, as well as conflict of …

The TEACH Act: Higher Education Challenges for Compliance
June 22, 2004

More than a year after passage of the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002, relatively few universities and colleges have implemented it. This research bulletin …

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