Copyright laws regulate nearly every aspect of educational pursuits. Now with the arrival of the digital age, higher education is expanding beyond books, lectures, and papers to personal computers, email, and the Internet. Copyright Law on Campus is a concise desktop reference about a complex legal subject. Written in a straightforward, easy-to-read style, this new book includes the latest legal developments as they apply to life on campus.
Specific topics addressed include how to apply the Fair Use doctrine and how to use materials outside of the public domain without violating federal law. This extensively researched volume also covers what is and what is not protected by current statutes, the scope of legal liability, and the method for using materials without permission. In addition to a brief history, basic guidelines for academia are explained using real court cases involving real people, companies, and conflicts that arise when copyright issues are litigated.
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