Intellectual property

We'd Prefer to Speak for Ourselves, Thanks

The memorandum that circulated on Capitol Hill last week sought to reassure U.S. senators that higher education leaders, who have opposed certain aspects of a patent reform bill approved last fall by the Senate Judiciary Committee, had been dealt with satisfactorily. “University Concerns With S. 1145 Addressed by Bill as Reported by Committee,” read the headline on the document, which went on to list the ways in which the academy’s major objections “have been appropriately addressed by the bill as reported by the Judiciary Committee.”

Does Clinton Have Copyright Problem?

University of Richmond holds the trademark on "Solutions for America," the name for many of her campaign events.

Jury Sides With Blackboard in Patent Case

Desire2Learn ordered to pay $3.1 million to learning software giant in infringement lawsuit that is hugely unpopular with college technology officials.

Mysterious Multiplication of Copyright Complaints

Spike in notices of alleged violations on campuses prompts speculation that record companies are targeting future, not actual, breaches. RIAA chief cites better hardware and software.

Finished With Your Exam? Good. Now Share It.

New Web site encourages students to anonymously post their exams for all to download, raising copyright and ethical concerns.

Sharing Your Notes Online -- and Getting Paid for It

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A new Web site brings social networking and ad revenues to the traditional note-taking service, but the model could raise copyright issues.

The Equal Opportunity Library

Google's mammoth book digitization project means access to knowledge for minorities and the underrepresented, scholars and activists said Wednesday.

Taking Notes Beyond the Classroom

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Influx of note sharing Web sites that allow students to upload and download class notes has raised questions, but also helped to increase access to higher education.

Life in a Google Book Search World

Months after Google reached a settlement with copyright holders, concerns remain about the impact its Book Search will have on libraries and potential competitors.

Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Copyrights!

As the due date for authors and publishers to opt out of the Google Book settlement nears, interested parties in higher education tell the judge what they think.

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