Intellectual property

Poking Holes in the State Immunity Shield

Federal appeals panel decision may make it harder for public colleges to protect themselves from patent and other lawsuits.

Blackboard Makes a Pledge

Under fire in patent dispute, software giant says it won't sue open source providers. Has the company gone far enough to satisfy its critics?

Ohio U. Restricts File Sharing

Ohio joins just a handful of institutions to essentially ban all use of peer-to-peer technologies.

Congress Ups Ante on File Sharing

House members -- including leaders of education panel -- direct 19 colleges to report on their practices on illegal downloading.

Sharing Ideas About Sharing Files

As Congress mulls colleges' role in policing peer-to-peer networks, campus administrators explain how they combat illegal downloading.

Showdown Over File Sharing

Senate majority leader's plan has colleges worried they will be forced to buy technology that won't work.

Price Check

Textbook renegades trying to find ISBN numbers encounter resistance -- and attract the police -- in Harvard bookstore.

Update on FBI-College Relations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board shines (a little) light on its efforts.

Live From Ohio: Rock Stars and the RIAA

A representative of the recording industry, a professor, a songwriter and a founding member of Jefferson Airplane discuss the future of file sharing.

When It's OK to Copy

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.


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