Copyright excesses worry teachers, scholars

June 23, 2004

“Knowledge Held Hostage? Scholarly Versus Corporate Rights in the Digital World,” sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, sought to find a place for digital media under the provision of “fair use”–a hotly debated exemption in U.S. copyright law that permits researchers and scholars to reproduce selected materials for educational purposes without the permission of the copyright holder.

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