Monday, October 09, 2006

Copyright issues - Educational Technology

From: "Timothy Van Heule"

I am working on my masters in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University. We are discussing the importance of copyright issues this week and I just want to make sure that it is okay that I link a post I have on our discussion board to your site. I wanted the others in my class to see your site and how you handle copyright issues.

—Tim Van Heule


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

You are certainly welcome to link to our website.

We faced some very difficult intellectual property issues relating to restored 19th images, and when our request for help from the legal community went unanswered for years, we embellished the User Agreement to make it a functional parody that attempts to poke fun at the legal predicament that museum websites and others face, for example, which causes mostly small/low quality images to be displayed online. We don't see why publishing a website should be so much more legally complex than publishing a book, so our hope is that legal reforms would make a simple copyright notice suffice and that ridiculous user agreements with liability waivers would be become unnecessary.

10/09/2006 2:59 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Timothy Van Heule"

... we are discussing situations similar to yours right now.

The internet has been wonderful in terms of making information available, and while some argue that what is posted online should be considered fair game, your thoughts about publishing on the web being similar to publishing a book are true.

I don't think you can see the postings as they are in a secure site on the George Washington University Blackboard. Our discussion on copyright ends tomorrow, but I will let you know some of the general thoughts ...


10/09/2006 6:27 PM  

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