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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
- Dealing With the Higher Education Opportunity Act's New Copyright Protection Requirements
November 20, 2009
Memorandum from the office of Zick Rubin concerning how colleges and universities should deal with the Higher Education Opportunity Act's new copyright protection requirements. …
- Course Hero or Course Villain?
October 6, 2009
Professors worry that new companies might be making money from their copyrights while encouraging plagiarism among their students. Professors wor…
- Defining “Noncommercial”: A Study of How the Online Population Understands “Noncommercial Use”
September 18, 2009
This report details the results of a research study launched in September 2008 to explore differences between commercial and noncommercial uses of content found online, as those uses are understo…
- Textbooks for the Disabled
August 28, 2009
Publishers open an online system designed to replace the tedious, costly and lawsuit-ridden process of supplying disabled students with course materials. …
- 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…
- Why Lakoff still matters: Framing the debate on copyright law and digital publishing
June 1, 2009
In 2004, linguist and cognitive scientist George Lakoff popularized the idea of using metaphors and “frames” to promote progressive political issues. Although his theories have since been cri…
- Special Collections in ARL Libraries: A Discussion Report from the ARL Working Group on Special Collections
March 26, 2009
The ARL Working Group on Special Collections was charged by the Research, Teaching, and Learning Steering Committee in 2007 with advising it "on special collections issues on an ongoing basi…
- 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…
- 7 Things You Should Know About P2P
March 11, 2009
Peer-to-peer (P2P) is an approach to content distribution in which digital files are transferred between “peer” computers over the Internet. Because they do not rely on a central server to de…
- New Rules Will Push Colleges to Rethink Tactics Against Student Pirates
February 13, 2009
Colleges are about to be told how to fight piracy. They have deployed various tactics over the years to deter illegal file sharing, usually of commercial music and movies, by their students. But …