This paper will present a brief overview of several topics. The first is ideas and concerns as to why faculty and institutions in education, particularly higher education, have good reasons to ask questions concerning "who owns what" in an era where educational opportunities may be delivered through the Web and various distributed learning systems. Secondly, it will present issues relevant to learner support and student ownership. Thirdly, it will present ideas about ownership which institutions might consider. Lastly it will present an overview of salient copyright changes and issues for 1998 and 1999 and sources of additional information.