Planning for Higher Education Journal

Distance Education and Digital Intellectual Property Issues

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From Volume 32 Number 3 | March–May 2004
By David C. DiRamio, Gerald C. Kops
Planning Types: Academic Planning

While many colleges and universities enthusiastically push forward to create new online courses, important campus policies regarding copyright and academic intellectual property in the digital age lag behind. Policy questions regarding ownership and control of online courses and how the new TEACH Act affects the concept of fair use of copyrighted materials continue to go unanswered on many campuses. Results from a survey of more than 180 faculty and administrators representing 60 colleges and universities reveal that policies vary widely by institution type and across higher education as a whole.

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