Thursday, November 10, 2005

Blackboard use raises copyright concerns

Blackboard use raises copyright concerns
The Phoenix [Swarthmore], publication date: 10 November 2005
"According to college librarian Peggy Seiden, “The college’s practice, which goes back to our extensive print reserves collections, is to make it the faculty or department’s responsibility to seek permissions from copyright owners. We don’t have the staff to centralize that function, though we will help [administrative assistants] and faculty find addresses and the appropriate contacts.”

The first time that a work is used for a specific class it is considered to be fair use, but after that, faculty should seek permission for subsequent uses such as when the course is re-taught, she explained. “It’s an ongoing process of educating the faculty about when to seek permissions,” she said."

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