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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…

Overturning of state authorization reg. upheld on appeal
June 6, 2012

Russ Poulin at WCET reported late yesterday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the federal district court ruling that overturned the U.S. Department of Education's s…

Next Steps in the Georgia State Case
June 4, 2012

On May 31, 2012, the plaintiffs (i.e., Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications) in the Georgia State University (GSU) electronic reserves case, filed a propo…

EDUCAUSE Comments: Financial Aid Fraud and Identity Verification
June 4, 2012

EDUCAUSE submitted comments last week in response to a U.S. Department of Education (ED) notice about ED’s intent to hold a negotiated rule-making process later this year on financial …

The Authors Guild v. Google: The Case Goes On
May 31, 2012

In the latest development in the long-running case over Google’s book-scanning, the federal judge in the case ruled on May 31, 2012 that groups representing authors and photographers could…

MIT Establishes Research Center to Address the Opportunities and Challenges of Big Data
May 30, 2012

The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT announced on May 30, 2012 a major research initiative called bigdata@CSAIL to tackle the challenges of the “big d…

A Case for Fair Use: The Georgia State Decision (5/15/12)
May 18, 2012

This policy brief summarizes the long-awaited opinion released May 11, 2012 in the Georgia State University e-reserves copyright infringement case, and provides analysis of what this means for h…

Internet Privacy Legislation: What the White House, Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission Are Recommending
May 22, 2012

On May 14, 2012, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee sponsored the discussion, “New Internet Privacy Legislation: What the White House, Federal Trade Commission and the Europe…

New Policy Brief, "A Case for Fair Use: The Georgia State Decision"
May 21, 2012

A new EDUCAUSE Policy brief from Policy Specialist Joan Cheverie summarizes the long-awaited opinion released May 11, 2012 in the Georgia State University e-reserves copyright infringement case,…

NTIA Officials Confirm Emphasis on Federal Agencies Sharing Spectrum
May 17, 2012

This week, officials from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) emphasized that Federal Agencies will need to share spectrum with commercial carriers in the futur…