Intellectual property

University as Author?

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Court showdown looms in Kansas over whether public universities own all scholarly work.

New Option for Student Shoppers: E-Books

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8 college stores plan to offer electronic texts this fall, but will they sell?

Google's Small Nod to Publishers

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Google has made relatively few missteps during its phenomenally successful corporate life so far -- and its officials probably wouldn't characterize its announcement Friday that way.

The Spread of Legal Online Music

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More colleges offer students access to what they want to hear, but not all students want to stop file sharing.

Easing the Copyright Challenge

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Permissions center partners with Blackboard to help professors gain approval as they build their online courses.

Publishers Sue Copy Shops for Alleged Infringement

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Boston companies charged with producing coursepacks for Northeastern and UMass without adequate permissions.

Copy Cat Copy Case

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Publishers allege copyright violations against Florida copy shop owner for second time since 2002.

Google's Not-So-Simple Side

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Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

Patent Windfall for U. of California

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Monsanto agrees to pay $100 million up front and at least $5 million a year in royalties to end dispute over cow growth hormone.

Stem Cells Meet Google

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U. of Michigan president says critics of book search program and opponents of stem cell research impede the social good.


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