Legal issues

When It's OK to Copy

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There are few circumstances in which it's legal to copy a DVD and screen it in its entirety to an audience without paying royalties. One of them is in the classroom.

Scrutiny for Student Fees

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In challenge to support for NYPIRG, appeals court rejects SUNY-Albany's use of "advisory" votes on whether certain groups should get college funds.

Studying Human Trafficking

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Academics discuss ways to incorporate the subject into a range of college courses and disciplines.

Settlement in Sexual Assault Case

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Ending six-year ordeal, U. of Colorado agrees to pay $2.85 million to two former female students who alleged that they were gang raped at a party for football recruits.

Giving Thought to Donor Intent

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Panelists discuss high-profile cases of philanthropists feeling spurned by colleges, but some say that's far from the norm in higher ed giving.

Searching for Common Ground on Copyrights

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Two panels met at George Washington University to disentangle thorny copyright issues, highlighting legal uncertainties and competing positions.

The Right to be Readmitted?

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A white law student with disabilities sues because she wasn't allowed back after failing to meet minimum grade requirements -- when she says other students, mainly minorities, were.

Jury Orders U. of Phoenix Parent to Pay $277 Million

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Verdict finds Apollo Group (and two former officials) liable for having misled investors by withholding federal report critical of admissions practices.

Study Abroad Inquiry Expands

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Moving beyond major providers, New York Attorney General subpoenas colleges about their international programs.

Nobama?

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One university won't open its doors. Another declines to show a documentary. It isn't personal, but fears over IRS rules and perceived bias are at the heart of recent Obama snubs.

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