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Why Lakoff still matters: Framing the debate on copyright law and digital publishing
June 1, 2009

In 2004, linguist and cognitive scientist George Lakoff popularized the idea of using metaphors and “frames” to promote progressive political issues. Although his theories have since …

Session: It Is About Time—Getting Our Values Around Copyright Right
November 24, 2009

This session, from the EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference, features a keynote address by Lawrence Lessig , director of the Edward J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard Universit…

Final HEOA Regulations Issued for P2P Provisions
October 29, 2009

Today, October 29, the Department of Education issued the final regulations related to Peer-to-Peer File Sharing on campus networks, which are unchanged from the proposed regulations post…

The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
December 10, 2008

James Boyle introduces readers to the idea of the public domain and describes how it is being tragically eroded by our current copyright, patent, and trademark laws. In a series of fascinating ca…

Copyright Balance and Fair Use in Networked Learning: Lessons from Creators' Codes of Best Practices
January 13, 2009

Copyright balancing has become a critical issue in the academy as digital practices increasingly have challenged creaky policies and practices. Scholars, academic administrators, librarians, and …

On Ensuring That Intellectual Property Public Policy Promotes Progress
January 16, 2009

© 2009 Peter McPherson EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no. 1 (January/February 2009): 4–5. On Ensuring That Intellectual Property Public Policy Promotes Progress By P…

Pushing the Envelope on Copyright Exemptions
December 30, 2008

Professors and librarians petition U.S. to broaden exceptions to allow more use of DVDs and other audiovisual works in the classroom — and beyond. …

International Study on the Impact of Copyright Law on Digital Preservation
July 30, 2008

This study focuses on the copyright and related laws of Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States and the impact of those laws on digital preservation of copyrighted wo…

Illegal File Sharing 101
November 17, 2008

© 2008 Kent Wada. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license ( ). …

Harvard professor offers new challenge to RIAA antipiracy campaign
October 30, 2008

A Harvard law professor has opened a new front in the battle between the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and alleged music pirates by challenging the constitutionality of a statu…