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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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- Copyright Challenges Facing Higher Education
October 18, 2013
A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013
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 c…
- Simplifying Copyright in Online Education: Understanding New Behaviors
October 16, 2013
A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013
We will explore lessons learned from a pilot collaboration between SUNY Empire's master's in learning and emerging technologies and SIPX (formerly Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange)…
- Panel on Peer-to-Peer File Sharing: Looking for Win-Win Solutions
January 1, 2003
Legal, ethical, and technical issues abound in the recent surge of P2P file sharing of copyrighted works both on campus and off. At the same time, the content and Internet industries are exploring …
- The TEACH Toolkit: An Online Resource for Understanding Copyright and Distance Education
January 1, 2003
The NC State TEACH Toolkit is a one-stop online resource of copyright information and best practices for NC State University faculty, staff, and students involved in distance education efforts. The…
- Making Soup Without Liquid: Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues Affecting Technology Decisions in Higher Education
January 1, 2001
John Oliver, a San Diego-based systems administrator, recently remarked that "any technical endeavor that ignores social aspects is doomed to failure. It's like making soup without liquid…
- UCITA: Enforceability and Fairness of Negotiated, Shrinkwrap, and Click-Through Licenses
January 1, 2000
Many IT professionals have ignored or disregarded the fairness and enforceability of "shrinkwrap" or "click-through" licenses for computer software. However, the trend towards l…
- Seminar 10P - We Want You to Use Open Content PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee is required to attend this seminar.
October 18, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference
There are tons of materials "freely" available on the web that you and your students might use in your classes; however, where is it? And, what copyright laws and fair use policies appl…
- Enforcing Copyright on Campus Networks: Lessons Learned and Next Steps
October 13, 2010
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference
Since July 1, campus networks have been subject to enforcement of the P2P provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Coincidentally, a variety of government offices have initiated separate…
- Facing the Music
October 29, 2008
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference
The music and video file-sharing debate has created unprecedented political and public relations challenges for higher education, with IT leaders in the middle of the crossfire. This session will e…
- Complying with P2P Mandates in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
November 5, 2009
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires all campuses to certify that they have plans to "effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, includin…