Archive for the ‘Copyright’ Category

Modernizing Document Recordation

The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations concerning the recordation of transfers of copyright ownership and other documents pertaining to a copyright under 17 U.S.C. § 205, and notices of termination under sections 203, 304(c), and 304(d). The current recordation process is a time-consuming and labor-intensive paper-based one, requiring remitters to submit […]

Ga. State’s Loss in ‘E-Reserves’ Case Might Actually Be a Win for Librarians

In May 2012 fair-use advocates celebrated a federal judge’s decision in a high-profile copyright case. The ruling was seen as a decisive victory for Georgia State University, whose librarians wanted to be able to make freely available as much copyrighted material as possible to students via its electronic reserve system. Wired Campus Full Article

Timid About Fair Use?

Visual arts professionals, including art historians, let real and perceived fears about copyright law get in the way of their work, finds a new report from the College Art Association. And while the fundamentally visual nature of their discipline raises particular concerns among scholars of art, artists, editors and museum curators, experts say their fears […]

WIPO Treaty Adopted to Facilitate Access for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Print Disabled

WIPO Treaty Adopted to Facilitate Access for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Print Disabled Marrakesh, Morocco: On June 27, 2013, Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) formally adopted the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. The Treaty, which marks […]

Study Tool or Copyright Violation?

An online collection of old tests walks a blurry line on copyright law and academic integrity. Some faculty members are concerned, while others say it can help students learn. Inside Higher Ed Full Article  

3 Major Publishers Sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up

Open-education resources have been hailed as a trove of freely available information that can be used to build textbooks at virtually no cost. But a copyright lawsuit filed last month presents a potential roadblock for the burgeoning movement.Wired CampusFull Article

Loss of Control

Jeff MacSwan and Kellie Rolstad, a husband-and-wife team at Arizona State University, heard rumors last year that courses they designed for an online program were being used without their permission.Inside Higher EdFull Article

Defining Fair Use

When it comes to the boundaries between exempted “fair use” of copyrighted materials and unlawful infringement, academic libraries spent 2011 in a defensive crouch.Inside Higher EdFull Article

Wikipedia to go dark in SOPA protest; Twitter declines

Wikipedia has decided to black out the English version of the online encyclopedia for 24 hours on Wednesday to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Wikipedia’s move follows the lead of other Internet sites, including social news site Reddit which will black out its site for 12 hours on the same day.SOURCE: MacworldFull […]

Islands in the Stream: Academic Technology, Digital Copyright, and The TEACH Act

Puzzling over the arcana of the TEACH Act [Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act, 2002], more than a few university administrators will be reminded of the minutiae of the tax code. To be sure, copyright law needs to be reconceptualized for the new millennium. SOURCE: Campus TechnologyRead The Full Article