What Does Copyright Ownership Mean to Me?
In the competitive atmosphere of higher education today, faculty members are always under pressure to secure grants, publish, and build their reputations. This session covers the key issues of copyright ownership and shows how they apply to your work.
Copyright Issues for Faculty
With more than 400,000 research papers published each year in the United States alone, it is clear college and university faculty today know a lot about what it means to “publish or perish.”
But trouble can start when faculty members don’t know quite as much about the implications of their copyright decisions regarding their published materials.
What Does Copyright Ownership Mean to Me?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor with Linda Enghagen, can help. As a practicing attorney and a professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Enghagen combines her legal expertise and academic background to help you learn what you need to know about copyright ownership.
As a faculty member, not only are you teaching, but you’re also creating intellectual property, such as:
- Course materials
- Research projects and grants
- Scholarly articles
Your authorship of these materials entitles you to certain rights, but understanding and enforcing them is your responsibility.
In the competitive atmosphere of higher education today, faculty members are always under pressure to secure grants, publish, and build their reputations.
Don’t let your drive to make a name for yourself lead you into hasty and unfortunate decisions.
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In What Does Copyright Ownership Mean to Me?, Enghagen gives you an overview of what copyright ownership is all about and how it affects college and university faculty.
With a concise and clear approach, Enghagen explores the principal issues associated with copyright ownership in the academic world and walks you through key decision points.
She uses reality-based examples, such as a policy regarding distance education course materials and a sample publishing contract, to show you what you’ll need to look out for with your own work.
This session is so rich in specifics that you’ll feel more than confident in your ability to put your new knowledge to work.
- The three factors that affect who has copyright ownership
- The two conditions needed to make you and a colleague joint owners of intellectual property
- The important differences and one singular similarity between free access and public domain
- What joint owners can and can’t do independently
After participating in this session, you’ll be able to:
- Recognize what you do and do not have control over
- Differentiate between what you do and do not own
- Manage the necessary steps to preserve your copyright ownership
If publishing, developing course materials, participating in research projects, and making presentations are part of your job description, than What Does Copyright Ownership Mean to Me?is the professional development opportunity you’ve been looking for.
Whether you’re just starting your academic career, you’re a tenured professor with dozens of publications to your credit, or you’re somewhere in between, you’ll find this 20-Minute Mentor extremely useful.
Linda Enghagen, J.D., is an attorney and professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. An early entrant into distance education, her teaching career began in 1984 when she first taught Engineering Law & Ethics in the university’s video-based distance education program.
Ms. Enghagen’s early involvement in distance education led to her work on legal literacy in the information age, and to her interest in copyright law as it relates to education. She is a Copyright Law Research Specialist for the Online Learning Consortium and offers online workshops in copyright compliance in educational settings.
Ms. Enghagen has written two books on intellectual property that are targeted to the needs of faculty members, including Technology and Higher Education: Approaching the 21st Century and Fair Use Guidelines for Educators. She has also written numerous articles, including, to name a few: Plagiarism: Intellectual Dishonesty, Violation of Law or Both?; Fair Use in an Electronic World; and Copyright Law and Fair Use—Why Ignorance Isn’t Bliss. Ms. Enghagen has created several pamphlets and brochures on copyright law, and was a guest commentator on the local NPR affiliate where she discussed copyright piracy in a piece entitled Napster Worries Me.
In 1990, she became the first woman given the Outstanding Instructor Award from National Technological University. She is also the recipient of three outstanding teaching awards from the University of Massachusetts.
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