Legal issues

Stream Away

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A federal judge dismisses a copyright lawsuit against UCLA, saying streaming videos on secure course websites is the same as screening a film in a classroom.

Blogger Gets the Last Laugh

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Website mocking photographs used by Washington University in St. Louis is once again active.

New Round on Affirmative Action

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Appeals court vacates decision that invalidated 2006 vote in Michigan. Full court will reconsider challenge to ban on consideration of race in admissions.

Fighting for Confidentiality

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New briefs raise the stakes in battle over oral history records at Boston College that relate to violence in Northern Ireland.

Fair Use Face-Off, Canadian Edition

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A defection from a major copyright clearinghouse by Canadian research universities echoes concerns in U.S.

The Footnote Judges Ignore

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The American Association of University Professors is trying once again to get federal judges to pay attention to a footnote.

Secondhand Rights

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Two companies that help facilitate credit transfers battle in court over who owns their clients' course catalog content.

Don't Call Them Fuddy Duddies

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A predicted wave of retirements of tenured faculty is presenting colleges with opportunities and practical and programmatic concerns -- as well as legal considerations, according to a report released today by the American Council on Education.

Dealing With the Depressed or Dangerous

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SAN FRANCISCO — How far can colleges go to stop students who are threatening to commit suicide?

It’s a fundamental question for college and university officials who work in the fields of student affairs, counseling and mental health -- and for the lawyers who may have to deal with the aftermath, and sometimes see mental health issues as a minefield of potential litigation.

View from Across the Bargaining Table

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As adjunct numbers grow, campus lawyers must be prepared to deal with their demands when negotiating contracts, two lawyers told their peers.

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