On the Web
Distance Education has been growing in higher education as rapidly as the Web has spread throughout the globe. From virtually nothing ten years ago, the existence of full-blown online college degree programs have started virtually everywhere.
And just as the Web has evolved, so has the development of content, from simple "static" pages to dynamic, interactive multimedia sites that move, react to user's mouse clicks, and even provide telecommunications capability. Not all of these sites use original content. Some of them use copyrighted works. That's why you are here. (modified from Copyright Bay).
Terence McElwee, University Counsel, UIC. Web-Based Education: Issues in Ownership and Licensing. Slide presentation with accompanying notes. http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/copyright/web-ed-copyright_files/frame.htm
Report on Copyright and Digital Distance Education This website provides the Copyright Office's report on Copyright and Digital Distance Education, which was prepared pursuant to section 403 of DMCA. http://www.copyright.gov/reports/de_rprt.pdf
Overview of Copyright and Distance Learning This site provides information concerning Distance Learning issues which can give rise to complex copyright issues (the question of ownership of the newly created work as well as the question of "fair use" of existing materials). The links below can guide you to some helpful resources on both points. http://copyright.iupui.edu/dist_learning.htm
Copyright and using software This site provides a brief outline of what you legally can and cannot do with software. http://www.ifla.org/documents/infopol/copyright/educom.txt
Guidelines for digital image This website's purpose is to provide guidance to educational institutions, educators, scholars, and students who wish to digitize copyrighted visual images under fair use rather than by seeking authorization from the copyright owners for non-commercial educational purposes. http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/imagguid.htm
Guideline for Educational uses of music This webpage contains guidelines that were developed and approved in April 1976 by the Music Publishers' Association of the United States, Inc., the National Music Publishers' Association, Inc., the Music Teachers National Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Law Revision. http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/Copyright/guidemus.htm
Guideline for off-air recording of broadcast programming for educational purpose This site provides standards for both owners and users of copyrighted television programs. http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/Copyright/guiderec.htm
Brian Kahin, "The Strategic Environment for Protecting Multimedia." ARL/EDUCAUSE,
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). A presentation at an IP policy workshop
on April 2 and 3, 1993. Participants included MIT, Harvard, CNI and the Interactive
Ivan Hoffman, "Who Owns the Copyright in your web site?" 2 pages.
UCSD Libraries. "Copyright considerations for your web pages" 3 pages. http://scilib.ucsd.edu/howto/guides/CopyrightTips.html
Ivan Hoffman, "Domain Name and Trademarks." 2 pages http://www.ivanhoffman.com/domain.html
Ivan Hoffman, "Derivative rights and web sites." 2 pages.
Ivan Hoffman, "The Need for a Written Web Design Contract." 2 pages
Kenneth D. Salomon and Lorrane M. Ford. "Research Universities: Evolving Intellectual Property Policy. The Internet and Intellectual Property. November 13, 1998. An outline only, which is poorly copied. This should maybe be used only as a checklist to see if we've covered everything necessary on the Internet and IP.
Ivan Hoffman. "Look and Feel" Protection for Web Sites. 2 pages
From the Online Library:
Rotten.com - what happened to the Dilbert Hole (accessed 4/19/99) <http://thump.rotten.com/dilbert-hole/> Parody on the web 2 pages
Linking agreement, email from Robert Elves 4/13/99