Getting Real about Copyright and FERPA

Getting Real About Copyright and FERPA - Tue., Feb. 28, 1-2p
Skip Via, Dan LaSota

What do these two important but disparate legal considerations for educators have in common with each other? They are generally misunderstood and regularly used as cudgels to beat the creativity out of our curriculum. Come to this session to find out how simple these issues really are, the broad opportunities this legislation provides for, and how to assert our rights as teachers and learners.
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"The primary objective of copyright is not to reward the labor of authors, but ‘[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.' To this end, copyright assures authors the right to their original expression, but encourages others to build freely upon the ideas and information conveyed by a work. This result is neither unfair nor unfortunate. It is the means by which copyright advances the progress of science and art."

--Sandra Day O'Connor


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