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Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
December 30, 2011

The U.S. Copyright Office has issued its report on Federal Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings. The report, prepared after receiving written and oral input from stakeholders, reco…

EDUCAUSE Now - #44 -1) Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2) How to Put Balance Back in Copyright
October 13, 2011

This month on EDUCAUSE Now :  We celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month by talking with Ernest McDuffie, Lead for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. We also speak to the c…

The Future of Fair Use
February 25, 2011

In this EDUCAUSE Live! we will discuss ethics and strategies for overcoming institutional roadblocks related to publishing and teaching with copyrighted media. As fair use protections and potenti…

DMCA Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies: It's Time to Submit Comments
October 6, 2011

A September 29 th   Federal Register notice announced that the Copyright Office is soliciting comments, in accordance with provisions of the DMCA , that may exempt certain classes of w…

The Orphan Works Controversy Heats Up Again
September 14, 2011

On Monday, September 12 th , the Authors Guild filed a copyright infringement suit against the HathiTrust , a non-profit digital repository partnership between major research institu…

ELI2011 Podcast: How To Fix Copyright
March 7, 2011

Due to the changes wrought by digital technology and the Internet, ordinary people are becoming authors , publishers , and, less appealingly, potential infringers on a massive scale…

Getting Our Values around Copyright Right
April 15, 2010

© 2010 Lawrence Lessig. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License ( ). EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45…

Streaming of Films for Educational Purposes
February 19, 2010

Recent reports of the disagreement between University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an association of distributors of educational films concerning the streaming of films from course websi…

Music 2.0: Revenue Streams, Consumer Behavior, and Policy Issues
December 16, 2009

Thanks to the Internet, there are now a mind-boggling array of tools and services that help musicians and record labels promote, distribute, and sell their music. And as this legal marketplace fo…

U. S. Department of Education issues "Dear Colleague" letter on HEOA P2P provisions
June 11, 2010

On June 4, the U. S. Department of Education issued a "Dear Colleague" letter (also available as a pdf ), reminding campuses that July 1 is the effective date for compliance with…