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A First 100 Days Innovation Agenda for the Next Administration
November 13, 2012

On November 13, 2012, the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel to look at ways to reform the U.S. economy, improve innovation, and address the difficult e…

Major Internet Service Providers to Implement Copyright Alert System
October 23, 2012

Sometime in November 2012, the major Internet service providers (ISPs) will implement a copyright alert system (CAS) whose goal is to cut down on illegal peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted …

The Problem of Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: The Copyright Office Seeks Input
October 22, 2012

The Copyright Office has today, October 22, 2012, published a Notice of Inquiry on the subject of orphan works and mass digitization.  The Office is reviewing the problem of orphan works und…

The HathiTrust Decision: A Win for Fair Use and the Use of Technology
October 12, 2012

On October 10, 2012, Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court in New York ruled in favor of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL) and its university partners in a copyright infringement suit b…

Settlement Reached in the Google Books Suit
October 5, 2012

On October 4, 2012, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google announced an agreement that will provide access to publishers' in-copyright books and journals digitized by Go…

OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012 and Its Policy Implications
October 4, 2012

Evolving from a data network of wire-connected computers to a broader network of portable devices, the Internet has become fundamental infrastructure in our economy. Supported by time series data…

Supreme Court Cases of Interest to the Higher Education Community
October 3, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court began its fall term on Monday, October 1, 2012.  Among the array of cases it has agreed to hear, two are of interest to the higher education community.  The first of thes…

ECPA Amendment Adopted
September 21, 2012

On September 20, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee adopted an amendment that would require law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant in order to access the contents of email and other elect…

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…

ECPA Reform Tied to the Video Privacy Protection Act: Senate Mark-Up Set and EDUCAUSE Joins Letter in Support
September 14, 2012

The Senate Judiciary Committee will take action on September 20, 2012 on an update of the Video Privacy Protection Act( H.R. 2471 ), which the House passed in December 2011, and attach provisio…