Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Another Copyright law in the works

Florida Representative Ric Keller has introduced the Curb Illegal Downloading on College Campuses Act of 2007. This act would enable the US Department of Education to introduce and expand anti-piracy efforts on campuses.

A good use of taxpayers dollars? You decide. Here's a link to a blogger who thinks not.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Another good copyright summary

If you have students post to forums, usenets, listservs, blogs, etc, it might be useful for them to read a copyright warning from such a source. Here is a useful debunking of several copyright myths in plain language. Its location on a sports forum might make it more accessible to students.

Notice to Everyone posting

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Students protect their copyright

You may have heard of Turnitin.com, a service designed to catch plagiarism. Many schools subscribe to the service. They check a paper against a huge database of other papers to see if the work is original or not. Well, a few students whose work became part of that database have sued Turnitin.com for violation of their copyright. Interesting stuff.