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Massive Open Online Courses: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries
October 22, 2012

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) raise significant legal and policy questions for research libraries, which are often asked to support the development of MOOC courses. These questions involve …

DMCA Section 1201 Rulemaking to Determine Exemptions to the Prohibition on the Circumvention of Technological Controls to Copyrighted Works
November 14, 2012

On October 25, 2012, the Register of Copyrights and the Librarian of Congress announced new recommendations for exemptions to Section 1201(a)(1)(A) of the Digital Millennium Copyright…

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Topics at EDUCAUSE 2012
September 20, 2012

As you plan your sessions for the EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference (E12) in Denver, CO (November 6-9, 2012) and Online , I want to highlight sessions that focus on copyright and other inte…

The Direction of Fair Use for Education: New Law and New Possibilities
July 12, 2012

Copyright and fair use has long been a critical element of innovative technologies. On campus, we steadily create new works and use existing ones—and nearly all of them are automatically pr…

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 …

Intermediaries May Not Be Exempt in Copyright Infringement Cases
July 18, 2012

A recent New York Times article highlighted the case of the British student, Richard O’Dwyer, who is the subject of an extradition order to the U.S. on criminal copyright infringement c…

Google's New Copyright Transparency Report
June 7, 2012

Recently, Google expanded its  Transparency Report program by releasing a detailed report of content removal requests from copyright holders. This report joins its semi-annual governme…

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…

Proposed SOPA Fixes from the Higher Education & Library Communities (11/29/2011)
November 29, 2011

This "Proposed SOPA Fixes" document follows on the earlier EDUCAUSE document which identified four key areas of concern in the "Stop Online Piracy Act" or "SOPA" (H…

EDUCAUSE Letter on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) (November 21, 2011)
November 21, 2011

EDUCAUSE letter sent to Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers offering a perspective from higher education on the Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261 (SOPA). The letter states that,…