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Copyright, Fair Use, and Electronic Materials: Three Tips

By Daniel Fusch

The recent slew of intellectual property rights lawsuits against institutions of higher education — such as the lawsuit filed against Georgia State University over e-reserves, or the lawsuit over video streaming at UCLA — make two things clear: how little is understood on campus about what “fair use” entails, and how critical it is to plan for risk mitigation as your campus community increasingly makes use of digital content.

To help unpack the complications involved, we turned to experts Steven McDonald, general counsel for the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Kevin Smith, director of scholarly communications for Duke University’s Perkins Library.

Continued at: http://www.academicimpressions.com/news.php?i=227&q=9381b401869aS

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