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Higher education institutions, as major producers and users of intellectual property, have an important stake in policies governing copyright, patents, trademarks, licensing, and access to information. See the EDUCAUSE Policy Intellectual Property issue page for more information, and get started with the below links.

Copyright Resources

Distance Learning & IP

DMCA Resources

  • Alphabet Soup: A P2P, DMCA, and HEOA FAQ
    Watch the archive of the May 18, 2011 EDUCAUSE Live! webinar featuring Joseph Storch of SUNY, Heidi Wachs of Georgetown, and Kent Wada of UCLA. Presenters decipher this “alphabet soup,” translating the legalese requirements into accessible English while answering frequently asked questions and offering best practices for compliance.
  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998
    This FAQ from the EDUCAUSE Campus Policy Working Group provides support and guidance to DMCA Designated Agents at Higher Education Institutions.


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