Legal issues

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.

A Challenge to the Recording Industry?

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

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

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

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

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

Settlement in Sexual Assault Case

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

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

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

The Right to be Readmitted?

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.


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