The Copyright Case We’ve Been Waiting for: Key Lessons & Policy Changes
Implications of a Major New Fair Use Decision
The recent ruling on the Georgia State University copyright infringement lawsuit provides the most specific guidance to date from any court on questions of educational fair use—especially for distance education programs.
As such it is an invaluable guide for administrators and policy makers. On the other hand, to get that guidance on any particular point, you have to wade through the 350 pages of the court’s decision.
That’s why Distance Education Report sponsored The Copyright Case We’ve Been Waiting for: Key Lessons & Policy Changes. Linda Enghagen is an attorney and professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the author of Fair Use Guidelines for Educators, among many other works on copyright law in educational settings. Ms. Enghagen has read, and studied, the court’s full decision, and she has drawn out the key principles on which you can base the practices in your own program.
The Copyright Case We’ve Been Waiting for: Key Lessons & Policy Changes is a one-hour online seminar on CD that explains what you need to do, and what you need to avoid doing, under the terms of the new ruling.
Beyond the question of copyright infringement are other aspects of the case that are still being considered by the court, such as the publishers’ proposal that colleges and universities be required to train faculty, maintain records of fair use evaluations, and appoint what is essentially a copyright officer. You learn how how the court has responded to these issues in this seminar.
The seminar covers how to:
- Train faculty and staff to understand and apply the court’s ruling
- Review existing institutional policies to ensure they are compliant with the court’s ruling
- Apply the “10% rule” for nonfiction book excerpts
- Apply the court’s ruling to the use of book excerpts in e-reserves and LMS’s
- Develop institutional policies consistent with the court’s ruling
- Differentiate between works of fiction and nonfiction in applying the court’s ruling
- Understand the limits of the ruling
About your presenter
Professor Enghagen’s early involvement in distance education led to her work promoting legal literacy in the issues of the information age--in particular, issues surrounding copyright law as it relates to educational settings. Her scholarly contributions related to intellectual property include two books, Technology and Higher Education: Approaching the 21st Century and Fair Use Guidelines for Educators. She has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as pamphlets and brochures about copyright law such as Copyright Compliance Made Simple: Six Rules for Course Design; Educators, Technology and the Law: Common Questions/Direct Answers and Legal Literacy in the Information Age: Ten (easy to understand) Rules of Thumb.
Everybody on your team who plays a significant role in the creation and/or teaching of a course, from beginners to top administrators, needs a good grasp of the new developments in Fair Use. This includes folks like:
- Administrators responsible for copyright policy development and implementation
- Faculty members
- Instructional designers and other related support staff
- Suitable for any institution of higher education utilizing e-reserves systems and/or online learning management systems.
An optional Campus Access License is available for an additional $200. It allows the purchasing institution to upload the CD of the seminar onto the institution’s password-protected internal website for unlimited access by the entire campus community.
Where else can your faculty, staff and administration get such authoritative, timely, and essential information? Purcahse this seminar on CD today and keep your program securely on top of the tricky world of copyright compliance.
Running Time: 60 minutes
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