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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
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Copyright
- MOOCs and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use Rights
April 8, 2013
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become the buzzword these days. Besides the interest and the hype associated with MOOCs, campuses are having serious discussions about the opportuniti…
- On Ensuring That Intellectual Property Public Policy Promotes Progress
January 16, 2009
Â© 2009 Peter McPherson EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no. 1 (January/February 2009): 4â€“5. On Ensuring That Intellectual Property Public Policy Promotes Progress By P…
- Get Me Out of the Middle!
February 29, 2008
Â© 2008 Kent Wada. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-…
- Managing Intellectual Property for Distance Learning
January 1, 2006
Good Ideas Managing Intellectual Property for Distance Learning The University System of Georgia selects intellectual property for inclusion in online courses using a formal protocol and as…
- The Future for Higher Education: Sunrise or Perfect Storm?
January 1, 2006
Ã‚Â© 2006 James Hilton. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ )…
- A Review of Creative Commons and Science Commons
January 1, 2005
© 2005 Mia Garlick, Creative Commons. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ ). EDUCAU…
- In Praise of Sharing
January 1, 2005
© 2005 James L. Hilton EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 40, no. 3 (May/June 2005): 72–73. For better or worse, the future of ideas is being defined by the entertainment industry via a bat…
- Copyright, Civil Rights, and Middle Age
January 1, 2003
The author discusses the political issues that are attached to the current fight over digital copyright and file sharing technologies. The author discu…
- Copyright Assumptions and Challenges
January 1, 2001
Assumptions about copyright law are challenging the long-standing academic principle of the free interchange of ideas, both within and outside of the higher education institution. …
- Copyright Endurance and Change
January 1, 2000
Over the years, copyright law has achieved its purpose of balancing the rights of copyright owners with the interests of the public. Yet today's technological advances and legal fixes may be u…