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- Federal Policy and Law (30)
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In an age of connected learning, navigating the copyright landscape can be challenging. The following resources may help you as you attempt to answer key copyright questions about content use, re-use, distribution, creation, and more.
- EDUCAUSE Policy Topic: Intellectual Property
Looking to find out more about copyright, Fair Use, DMCA, and other legislation in this area? This page from the EDUCAUSE Policy office provides a useful overview of IP issues facing higher education.
- EDUCAUSE Library: Copyright and IP Policies
Find model campus policies in the EDUCAUSE Library.
- Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States
This timeline from the Association of Research Libraries is a comprehensive look at the legal evolution of copyright law in the United States.
- Copyright Crash Course
From the University of Texas Libraries, this online interactive guide points to copyright’s role in the flow of research and teaching, and helps users understand ownership, management, and sharing of copyrights.
- Know Your Copyrights
An online guide from ARL that “looks at copyright from the perspectives of all key academic stakeholders and suggests what each group can do to enhance their copyright practices and advance academic interests.
- American University Center for Social Media: Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use
This site features a number of resources related to fair use, including teaching materials, codes of best practices, and other documents. Topics include OpenCourseWare, online video, academic and research libraries, and more.
- Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
This Library of Congress site is a review of “the problem of orphan works under U.S. copyright law” and includes links to pertinent works.
- ARL Copyright and Intellectual Property
This website provides helpful resources related to Fair Use, author rights, legislation, and international copyright and IP.
- Copyright Act of 1976
- Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- DMCA FAQ(from the EDUCAUSE Campus Policy Working Group)
- Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act
- Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
- Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. HathiTrust et al.
- HathiTrust Copyright Case: Resources (EDUCAUSE)
- Georgia State Copyright Case: Resources(EDUCAUSE)
EDUCAUSE created a page that provides resources related to the Georgia State copyright case (Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al.). This lawsuit brought by several publishers against Georgia State University involves the use of copyrighted materials in e-reserves in higher education, but the impact of the case and its potential results may be far more reaching.
- UCLA Streaming Video Lawsuit
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Copyright
- 2012 State of the Net Conference Highlights
January 24, 2012
From Jan. 17 -18, EDUCAUSE Policy team representatives attended “State of the Net,” the largest Internet policy conference in the country, which is hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucu…
- Advanced Internet Bandwidth and Security Strategies
October 19, 2005
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2005 Annual Conference
How does a university with 1,800 residential students manage to receive less than one copyright infringement notice per month, while still allowing peer-to-peer computing? Find out how your institu…
- Are universities protecting students from the RIAA?
October 18, 2007
The author suggests that schools may be purposely not retaining IP logging data on students to protect them from copyright infringement lawsuits. …
- Blackboard Use Raises Copyright Concerns
January 1, 2005
"Since the Blackboard course management system was first introduced at Swarthmore in 2001 as part of a Mellon Foundation-funded pilot program, many professors have been using the system to mak…
- Copyright Infringement and Privacy: U.S. and French Approaches
July 15, 2011
The U.S. and France are currently taking different approaches to curbing online copyright infringement – the latest U.S. attempt involves an agreement among various private industry companies,…
- Diebold Loses Key Copyright Case
January 1, 2004
Students who sued Diebold Election Systems won their case against the voting machine maker on Thursday after a judge ruled that the company had misused the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and orde…
- Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers
February 24, 2010
After several years of false starts, the universe of digital books seems at last poised to expand dramatically. Readers should view this expansion with both excitement and wariness. Excitement be…
- Digital Hollywood Mulls Changing Content Rights
January 1, 2006
Accenture and others are pushing digital rights management software that would identify the consumer rather than the device, so people can pay once and put the content on as many devices as they wi…
- 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…
- Dutch File-sharers Win Reprieve
January 1, 2005
A Dutch judge has blocked attempts to find out who may be illegally sharing movies and music in Holland. Dutch industry group Brein was behind the attempt to discover the identities of file-sharers…