Legal issues

Weighing the Reach of a Title IX Ruling

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Legal experts agree on significance of appeals court decision reinstating sexual assault lawsuit at U. of Colorado, but split on whether it puts unfair onus on colleges to monitor students.

Not That There's Anything Wrong With It

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The mythical tradition of the alumni magazine prank was elevated (or lowered?) to the level of litigation last month, when Ross Weil and Brett Royce sued American University for printing a "Class Notes" blurb announcing their wedding in Boston.

Price Check

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

Student, Interrupted

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An Eastern Illinois student with post-traumatic stress disorder was essentially forced out of college after having a flashback in class.

The Ghost of Tarkanian v. NCAA

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College groups fear that appeals court's decision in ex-Buffalo coach's case could make private colleges liable for their interactions with state governments.

Conservative Group Says Inside Information Got Out

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Intercollegiate Studies Institute sues donor and former employees for allegedly taking confidential and proprietary information.

Live From Ohio: Rock Stars and the RIAA

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

A Challenge to the Recording Industry?

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Eyes were on Oregon last week after the state's attorney general filed a motion to quash subpoenas from the recording industry, arguing, among other reasons, that they violated students' privacy.

Fight Over Tenure and Faculty Rights

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Professors at Del Mar say interim president is rewriting the rules and writing away their job security; he says he's trying to promote standards. Battle shifts to court today.

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.

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