Posts Tagged ‘Copyright’

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

Canadian Faculty Union Warns That Student Postings of Lectures Could Violate Copyright Law

The faculty union at the University of Manitoba, in Canada, sent an e-mail message to its members this month alerting them to a popular Web site where students are sharing course materials, including what the union calls professors’ “intellectual property.”SOURCE: Wired CampusRead the Full Article

Fair Use and Felony

WASHINGTON — A bill under consideration in Congress could make it easier for federal prosecutors to bring criminal charges against academic libraries for unduly making copyrighted materials available to students, according to a letter sent to lawmakers on Tuesday by a group of influential library associations.SOURCE: Inside Higher EdRead the Full Article

Tightening the Net: Intellectual property micro-regimes and peer-to-peer practice in higher education networks

This paper examines recent responses by U.S. university administrators to the volume and legal challenges surrounding on–campus and in–residence peer–to–peer (P2P) traffic. Since the earliest days of online P2P activity, universities have served as key flashpoints in the broader file sharing and intellectual property debates. But while there has been considerable attention to the emerging […]

Athabasca University Opts Out of Access Copyright

In a message to students, Frits Pannekoek, president of Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University, announced that “Athabasca University has joined more than 35 other universities in Canada in electing to opt out of using Access Copyright for permissions related to the use of third party materials in courses.” Access Copyright was established as a not-for-profit […]