All entries for Friday 11 August 2006
August 11, 2006
Writing about web page http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=923465
Excellent paper on the minefield of copyright in the educational context. The paper identifies four obstacles as particularly serious ones:
- Unclear or inadequate copyright law relating to crucial provisions such as fair use and educational use;
- Extensive adoption of digital rights management technology to lock up content;
- Practical difficulties obtaining rights to use content when licenses are necessary;
- Undue caution by gatekeepers such as publishers or educational administrators.