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(c)ollectanea!
January 1, 2007

(c)ollectanea! is blog portal addressing the cultural, political and legal context of copyright. (c)ollectanea! is blog portal addressing the cultural,…

2007 Policy Conference: Year In Review
June 5, 2007

The 2007 Policy Conference kicked off with a top-ten style list of Policy Issues currently facing higher education. This entertaining and insightful list was compiled and delivered by Tracy Mit…

A Change to Google’s Search Algorithm: Another Copyright Issue
August 17, 2012

As of Monday, August 13, 2012, Google has made a change to its search algorithm downgrading websites that persistently breach copyright laws.  This means that the company will now adjust search …

A Friendly Reminder
November 7, 2007

"Could students possibly be making themselves vulnerable to lawsuits from the recording industry — without knowing it? The University of Michigan thinks they might. And just to be sure, it…

Advice to ISP's: Sign up for RIAA 101 at a college near you
December 29, 2008

Update (Jan. 4, 2009): According to a report today in the Wall Street Journal, the RIAA is replacing MediaSentry (see references below) by a Danish company, DtecNet Software. Good news? Bad…

Alphabet Soup: A P2P, DMCA, and HEOA FAQ
May 18, 2011

Colleges and universities, like all Internet service providers, may benefit from the safe harbor provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) , provided that they take certain steps…

An EDUCAUSE Update on P2P
March 16, 2010 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2010

The content industry continues to battle peer-to-peer file sharing on campus and commercial networks, both with sticks (DMCA notices, three-strikes legislation) and with carrots (a growing number o…

An Interview with ARL's Duane Webster
January 6, 2006

In this recording, 33 minute recording, I sit down with Duane Webster , the Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).  Among other things, we'll get his thoug…

An interview with Carnegie Mellon's Denise Troll Covey
April 14, 2006

In this 28 minute recording, I sit down with Denise Troll Covey , Principal Librarian for Special Projects at Carnegie Mellon University.  Tune-in as she shares some thoughts about her work co…

An Interview with David Rosenthal
December 18, 2006

In this 22 minute recording, we'll hear from Stanford University's David Rosenthal .  Listen in as he shares some thoughts on the evolution of LOCKSS, the viral properties of commer…