Distance Learning and Copyright: A Guide to Legal Issues

    By Steven A Armatas

    Distance Learning and Copyright: A Guide to Legal Issues

    Distance Learning and Copyright: A Guide to Legal Issues

    By Steven A Armatas

    While distance learning remains one of the hottest trends in education, the law is undeveloped and copyright infringment is rampant. This book covers the basics of U.S. and international copyright law, fair use, locating and negotiating with creators, distance learning and the Internet, the TEACH Act, and technological protection systems.
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    Distance learning is one of the hottest trends in edcuation today. However, the law in this area is underdeveloped and often what is permissible in practice in face-to-face teaching situations constitutes copyright infringement when used in distance learning. This book is designed to explain this disparate treatment, inform educators and attorneys about the legal responsibilities of teaching distance learning courses, and help educational institutions avoid unwanted copyright infringement liability.

    A practical guide for lawyers as well as teachers and school administrators, Distance Learning and Copyright covers a variety of topics, including:

    • The basics of copyright law
    • The "instructional exemptions" in the Copyright Act
    • Locating authors and orphan works
    • Negotiating effective licensing agreements
    • The ownership of electronic courses
    • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    • The TEACH Act
    • The future of distance learning
    The book also includes valuable appendices such as the educational fair use guidelines for classroom photocopying, music, electronic reserves, library lending and preservation, multimedia presentations, and television broadcasts; sample copyright permission letters; the text of the TEACH Act; a flowchart comparing the current classroom and distance learning rules; and more.

    Product Details

    Sponsors

    Section of Intellectual Property Law

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781604421019

    Page Count

    498

    Product Code

    5370163

    Trim Size

    6 x 9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    6/18/2008 12:00:00 AM

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