Copyright and Fair Use in M-Learning

Authored by: Patricia Aufderheide

Handbook of Mobile Learning

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415503693
eBook ISBN: 9780203118764
Adobe ISBN: 9781136311536

10.4324/9780203118764.ch36

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Abstract

Copyright is today an ever-present concern for all media makers, for all teachers, and for all librarians and administrators. This is because digital platforms carry media and learning far beyond local venues, including those, such as classrooms, that are protected from copyright-infringement issues with educational exemptions. It is also because of the vast extension of copyright holders’ monopoly rights since 1976, shrinking the public-domain materials available to create new culture with. Finally, it is a concern because of misinformation that has been spread, often inadvertently, not only by large media and software companies, but also by well-intentioned general counsels, institutional heads, and librarians.

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