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Educational implications for copyright in a digital world.

Spallek, H and Schleyer, TK (1999) Educational implications for copyright in a digital world. Journal of dental education, 63 (9). 673 - 681. ISSN 0022-0337

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Statutory law and court cases currently leave fair use of copyrighted material poorly defined and fail to provide effective guidance for the use of others' work. Copyright legislation is undergoing significant change, accelerated by the evolution of computing and communication technologies. This paper reviews copyright issues, fair use guidelines, and applicable laws and statutes to help administrators and educators understand and comply with copyright regulations. The paper describes principles of copyright and ownership, the rights of copyright holders, and the conditions under which copyrighted material can be used by others. Recently introduced legislation, such as the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, may significantly affect how educators can use copyrighted material in the future. The integration of computer and communication technology into education raises a number of intellectual property issues for dental schools. This paper provides some general guidelines regarding copyright issues in academic environments.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Spallek, Hhspallek@pitt.eduHSPALLEK
Schleyer, TKtitus@pitt.eduTITUS0000-0003-1829-971X
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Dental Informatics
Date: 1 January 1999
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of dental education
Volume: 63
Number: 9
Page Range: 673 - 681
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-0337
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Communication; Copyright--legislation & jurisprudence; Education--legislation & jurisprudence; Education, Dental--legislation & jurisprudence; Educational Technology--legislation & jurisprudence; Guidelines as Topic; Humans; Information Science--legislation & jurisprudence; Internet--legislation & jurisprudence; Ownership; Publishing--legislation & jurisprudence; Schools, Dental--legislation & jurisprudence
PubMed ID: 10518204
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 20:32
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 07:55


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