Copyright Law and the Distance Education Classroom (Working Within the Information Infrastructure)
(As technology and the idea of distance education is rapid...)
As technology and the idea of distance education is rapidly changing, so too must the law that protects copyrighted material. In 2003 U.S. copyright law was amended with the legislation now known as TEACH (Technology Education and Copyright Harmonization). Tomas Lipinski discusses these changes to copyright law and how they may ultimately affect traditional distance classrooms. Providing a step-by-step explanation of the law and how it impacts these pedagogical issues, Lipinski discusses instructor ownership issues, a general application of "fair use," and other issues that will inevitably arise when technology, intellectual property, and education all intersect.
Tomas Lipinski is a lawyer, and he approaches these volatile (and very new) issues from a legal perspective. This book, however, is written in intermediate terms that will make it accessible (as well as necessary) to the distance educator and administrator. As the framework for distance education and technology (particularly copyright) law is now set in place, this book will prove an invaluable resource for years to come.
This must-have comprehensive guidebook covers copyright issues for Web sites, distance learning, circulating software, e-books, and more. It both explains and provides tools for managing institutional exposure for copyright risk-management and covers: direct, contributory, and vicarious infringement, immunity, damage remission, notice provisions, and more. Tomas Lipinski offers his expertise on copyright liability issues specifically aimed at libraries and information centers. Current, practical, and authoritative, Lipinski includes discussions of the DMCA, TEACH Act, and other recent legislation as well as sample notices, policies, and audit tools.
Tomas A. Lipinski, library and information scientist, educator. Bar: Wisconsin. Recipient Web-base Information Science Education Faculty of Year award for Excellence in Online Education, 2007.
Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, 1984. Master of Laws, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1986. Master of Library and Information Science, University Wisconsin School Library and Information Science, Milwaukee, 1990.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois Graduate School Library and Information Science, 1998.
With Milwaukee Public Library., 1992—1994. Library scientist Syracuse University Law Library., 1990—1992. Faculty school information studies University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, since 1998.
Visiting faculty Graduate School Library and Information Science, University Illinois, Urbana Champaign, since 1998.