Copyright in the world of digital information is changing at a fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload, download, draw on databases, and incorporate materials into web-based instruction. It's essential to stay abreast of copyright law and fair use without information overload. For fresh, timely insights and application of copyright law for librarians, educators, and academics, Professor Crews maps the territory in a dramatically revised edition of Copyright Essentials. Readers will: learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services; find information quickly with key points sidebars, legislative citations and cross-references; understand the four factors of fair use and related court interpretations;and get up to speed on current interpretations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act from a librarian-educator viewpoint. Highly praised in its 2000 edition, the new Copyright Essentials draws on cutting edge case law in 18 discrete areas of copyright, including specialized and controversial music and sound recording issues. their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users in this succinct, easy-to-use guide.
This paper examines copyright issues vital to education. It explores copyright in terms of both statutory and case law, and in particular in relation to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which is a complex set of rules and regulations that affects anyone involved in copyright. Among the new issues are the impact of technology and the Internet on copyright law. The first section of this report examines the basics of copyright, defining such terms as originality, expressions and fixation, ownership, registration, and duration, and discusses the fair use doctrine. The next section examines issues related to technology, including Web-related issues and permission. The third section explores the Act, covering implied license, institutional service providers, and criminal consequences and liability. References to cases and examples are given throughout the text. A concluding section suggests that if educators are to advance in the digital age, they must compromise between right and rule and between freethinking and structured regulation. An appendix provides a list of university Web sites dealing with copyright issues. (Contains 58 case references.) (SM)
Media literacy educators in K-12, higher education, and after-school programs depend on the ability to make use of copyright materials (print, visual, film, video and online) in their teaching. This study investigated the knowledge, attitudes and experiences of media literacy educators regarding copyright and fair use.
This article contains a teaching module on copyright compliance for higher education for faculty, staff, and administrators. The training class discusses fair use and its four factors. Those factors include purpose and characters of use, nature of the work, quantity to be borrowed, marketability of the work. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Legal aspects of college teaching and administration are discussed. The faculty and college are liable by tort law for students in three ways: intentional acts or interference, strict liability, and negligence. Intentional acts include improperly installed or dangerous equipment, while strict liability cases usually occur where fault is not specifically identifiable, such as when students hurt themselves on ice when there was no adequate protection barriers and warnings. Negligence may occur when there are student injuries without proper supervision of students by faculty members. Another type of negligence action is educational malpractice (i.e., teachers and administrators did not carry out their responsibilities to students and students did not learn what they should have). Specific concerns include proper training of graduate assistants for their responsibilities, management by faculty of health emergencies while exerting caution in administering first aid, and keeping accident reports. The use of religious materials in public classrooms is another concern, along with prayer and bible reading, free speech and expression, and the copyright law. Guidelines to avert adverse legal actions are provided. (SW)
Educators are concerned about the ease with which new digital technologies permit intellectual property to be discovered, re-purposed and shared. What do our students know about copyright compliance and academic integrity and how are these critical information competencies being addressed? Librarians have the authority for copyright-related instruction on campus and can provide both the point-of-need instruction and expertise to ensure that all students are informed about these issues. This article discusses the importance of developing copyright education for students as part of an overall information literacy curriculum by describing the development of a relevant, active learning online course targeting students' competencies as both users of and creators of creative content. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
The article focuses on compliance and copyright which were the challenges of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in Australia. It says that the global nature of MOOCs makes copyright difficult, wherein the statutory incenses and exceptions in copyright law operate on the assumptions that Australian university delivers the course to student who is enrolled in Australia. It mentions MOOCs represent both a challenge and an opportunity for universities.
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