As more and more instructional material is delivered through the Internet, you have the awesome responsibility of informing patrons, faculty and staff about the proper use of digital content on your campus networks. Where do you go for guidance?
This comprehensive manual provides you with an overview of the policy and legal issues that need to be considered—as well as potential solutions—when meeting the various challenges posed by the networked campus. the staff of the University of Maryland’s renowned Center for Intellectual Property—an organization dedicated to providing educational services in the field of copyright and higher education—the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of the resource is guaranteed. Nine subject-specific chapters cover topics including:
• Basic concepts of copyright law in the digital environment
• Allocating copyright ownership and avoiding ambiguity
• The impact of the TEACH Act
• Electronic resources
• Fair use and licensing
• The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
• Digital Rights Management systems and their affect on institutions of higher education
Each of the subject specific chapters represents a distinct and complete work on that particular topic. Timely, authoritative and exhaustive, this work is ideal as a reference tool for practitioners or as an introduction to issues for administrators, information professionals, librarians and educators.