Intellectual property

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.

Painful Lesson on Patents

Federal court's ruling denying Stanford rights to researcher's invention points to tension over policies on institutional vs. faculty ownership.

Course Hero or Course Villain?

Professors worry that new companies might be making money from their copyrights while encouraging plagiarism among their students.

Southern Cal Lays Claim to Logo

A federal appeals court affirms federal board's ruling, saying U. of South Carolina can't register "SC" as trademark.

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