Higher education institutions, as major producers and users of intellectual property, have an important stake in policies governing copyright, patents, trademarks, licensing, and access to information. See the EDUCAUSE Policy Intellectual Property issue page for more information, and get started with the below links.
When Works Pass into the Public Domain
This chart (provided by Lolly Gasaway, University of North Carolina) provides an overview for copyright terms for works, outlining the different terms based on when the work was dated and what requirements there might be about eligibility for protection (e.g., if a notice about the item was made, etc.).
10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained
This page by Brad Templeton explains away ten common copyright myths, including issues around copyright notices, fair use, protecting your copyright, and more.
Alphabet Soup: A P2P, DMCA, and HEOA FAQ
Watch the archive of the May 18, 2011 EDUCAUSE Live! webinar featuring Joseph Storch of SUNY, Heidi Wachs of Georgetown, and Kent Wada of UCLA. Presenters decipher this “alphabet soup,” translating the legalese requirements into accessible English while answering frequently asked questions and offering best practices for compliance.