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Senate Companion to Petri’s TEACH Act Introduced
April 28, 2014

On February 27, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced S. 2060 , the Technology, Equality, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act). The bi…

Copyright Challenges Facing Higher Education
October 18, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

There has never been a more challenging time for higher educational institutions in relation to copyright law and policy. Georgia State University's electronic course reserve policy has been c…

Fair Use Challenges in Academic and Research Libraries
December 20, 2010

This report summarizes research into the current application of fair use to meet the missions of U.S. academic and research libraries. Sixty-five librarians were interviewed confidentially by tel…

Copying Right and Copying Wrong with Web 2.0 Tools in the Teacher Education and Communications Classrooms
November 18, 2010

Understanding the tenets of copyright in general, and in particular, in online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools, has become an important part of literacy in today’s Informat…

Urban Copyright Legends
August 2, 2010

This publication attempts to clear up several copyright misconceptions including fair use and licensing issues. This publication attempts to clea…

Fighting a Copyright Charge
March 4, 2010

UCLA says it will start streaming videos on course Web sites again -- despite legal threats from an educational media trade group. UCLA says it …

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…

Update on Those Dammed UCLA Videos
February 10, 2010

On January 30, I reported on UCLA's decision to temporarily stop faculty from posting streaming videos on course Web pages. That decision was taken in response to a threatened copyright-…

UCLA Video Streaming Damned, Dammed
January 30, 2010

Updated Feb. 10 On Tuesday, January 26, Inside Higher Education reported that UCLA was " Hitting Pause on Class Videos ". Under threat of a lawsuit from AIME, the A…

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…