A collection of key resources and documents on copyright concerns vis-a-vis online courses. Includes a contribution from UO’s Andrew Bonamici. A useful companion piece that supports local efforts to assist faculty with this topic.
The resources in this issue explore the changing landscape of copyright in academic settings, with particular attention to the role that technology plays in the use of intellectual property in higher education.
Diaz, Attardo, Bonamici, Eke, Guevara, Hoas, McDaniel, O’Neill, and Stoute (2015). 7 Things You Should Read About Copyright in Online Education: Perspectives and Models. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, EDUCAUSE.
Tara García Mathewson, “With increased video use comes greater copyright concerns for higher ed: From the use of stock footage to audio clips, students and faculty face intellectual property concerns” EducationDIVE, July 29, 2015.
The question for colleges and universities is what role they should be obliged to play in educating faculty and students about copyright laws in the first place. And then, as video becomes even more entrenched, what role should they play in providing a royalty-free catalog of content?
This article points to the growing challenge of using video, and other digital media, by faculty and students at U.S. colleges and universities, while following the rules so that digital content is “fairly sourced.” Institutions and private companies are seeking ways to help faculty and students find and use digital media while meeting copyright and fair use standard.