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Making Soup Without Liquid: Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues Affecting Technology Decisions in Higher Education
January 1, 2001

John Oliver, a San Diego-based systems administrator, recently remarked that "any technical endeavor that ignores social aspects is doomed to failure. It's like making soup without liquid…

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 …

Meet the Expert: P2P Update
February 18, 2010 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference 2010

What are the requirements and options governing how campus networks deal with P2P now and in the future? Not a month has gone by in the past couple of years without a major news story related to th…

Naughty Bit
July 6, 2007

© 2007 Steve Worona. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3…

New DMCA Exemptions Granted
January 1, 2006

The Copyright Office/Library of Congress issued its determination in the latest triennial DMCA exemption rule-making. The Electronic Frontier Foundation provides their analyses of the Six exemption…

NTIA & USPTO Host Fifth Forum on DMCA Notice-Takedown Process
November 17, 2014

On October 28, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, comprised of the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) and the US Patent and Trademark Office …

Obama Administration Urges Removal of DNS Provisions in Federal Online Piracy Legislation
January 16, 2012

In a somewhat surprising response to House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith’s (R-TX) announcement on Jan. 13, 2012, that he was going to remove the DNS provisions from the SOPA bill (H.R. 3261)…

On Making Sausage
October 23, 2008

© 2008 Steve Worona. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ ).…

P2P Policy Updates: From Campus to Congress, and Now the State House
May 8, 2008 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Policy Conference 2008

Peer-to-peer file sharing remains a major headache for campus IT administrators, as the RIAA and MPAA aggressively explore the boundaries of litigation and legislation. This session will feature tw…

P2P War Stories: Tales from the Trenches
October 29, 2008 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference

As campuses receive an increasing number of DMCA notices and settlement letters, and as more and different technological solutions of varying worth arrive and new legal threats emerge, IT organizat…