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EDUCAUSE Policy in 2014
April 29, 2014

Last October, EDUCAUSE posted an update on the evolution of our policy work. Now that we are well into 2014, we wanted to provide members and other stakeholders with information on our progre…

ECPA Reform Bill Proceeds to Full Senate
April 25, 2013

Today, April 25, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted out of committee a bill to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act ( ECPA ).  On a voice vote, the Committee approved the E…

Major Higher Ed. Community Developments on State Authorization
April 23, 2013

The higher education community continues to make significant progress toward addressing the problems of distance education state authorization through the development of a state authorization rec…

Google Accessibility Improvements
April 22, 2013

Google started informing its applications user groups today about the accessibility improvements it has made to a range of its applications and software platforms. (Please see below for the quote…

FCC Telecom Service Provider Accessibility Certification Rules
April 22, 2013

Our friends at ACUTA (the higher education telecommunications administrators association) have posted an alert to colleges and universities that "charge students, tenants, or others for …

Where Campus Policy Discussions are Taking Place
April 10, 2013

The story in the The Chronicle of Higher Education about Harvard University’s recent controversial e-mail searches going further than previously reported sparked a lot of discussion on …

MOOCs and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use Rights
April 8, 2013

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become the buzzword these days.  Besides the interest and the hype associated with MOOCs, campuses are having serious discussions about the opportuniti…

Copyright Alert System Utilized in Infringement Lawsuit
April 5, 2013

The Copyright Alert System (CAS), which is a partnership between copyright owners and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), went into effect on February 25, 2013.  The goal of the CAS is to cut…

The Next Great Copyright Act
March 20, 2013

On March 20, 2013, Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet where she advocate…

First Sale is Affirmed by the Supreme Court
March 20, 2013

The Supreme Court issued its opinion, on March 19, 2013, in a case heard last fall that has implications for higher education.  The question before the Court was -  How do Section 602(a)(…