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Academiccopyright.typepad.com got some attention from COPYFIGHT Corante > Copyfight this weekend, along with a mention on SIVACRACY.NET: Siva Vaidhyanathan's Weblog. It also got added to the list of copyfighters. Pretty cool. Read more about Academic Copyright blog gets some attention
Legal and Policy Responses to the Disappearing "Teacher Exception" or Copyright Ownership in the 21st Century University, 4 MINN. INTELL. PROP. REV. 209 (2003) (available at mipr.umn.edu/archive/v4n2/townsend.pdf)
This article expores the historical changes in the presumption that teacher's own their copyrighted materials. It also gives specific suggestions on how teachers can retain copyright, if that is something they are concerned about. Read more about Published Works
I have posted at http://academiccopyright.typepad.com some thoughts on the availability of copyright information and archival materials -- three different models. I am still having trouble on this blog getting materials to save and publish. Sorry for sending everyone to a different blog. Read more about copyright and the unpublished public domain - three approaches
I still can't seem to get movable type to let me save and publish my entries of any length. So here is the discussion re unpublished public domain at Academic Copyright - Elizabeth Townsend Read more about a discussion on the unpublished public domain
I am still having technical problems... so I am currently still blogging over at academiccopyright.typepad.com. Right now, I'm just starting to concentrate on stuff on the unpublished public domain. Got a response from the Mark Twain project. (I will post the response probably tomorrow) Will start to contact others. Read more about Just a few random comments today
With Jake off and about, I'm not sure who to ask technical questions to. If anyone is willing to help -- I'm having trouble with a couple of things -- extended entries, etc., I would greatly appreciated some advice. I can't figure out why the extended entries aren't saving, and only short entry body posts go through. I also have a couple of other technical questions. Read more about technical questions
2. Topic: Fair Use and Blogging
I am also really interesting in looking more into the activities of bloggers and how this could change our concept of fair use in a good way. Bloggers seem far less conservative than others on what they consider fair.
3. Area Focuses -
At the other blog site -- academiccopyright.typepad.com -- I've been tryig to post every week or two materials on specific topics connected to copyright and a scholar's work, i.e. permissions, duration, publishing contracts on articles, etc. I plan to continue this here this year. Read more about Blogging Areas of Interest (2-4)
The first entry always seems to be the hardest to write. I've been blogging at typepad this summer on academic copyright issues (http://academiccopyrighgt.typepad.com). I plan to continue doing that over here. Here are a few things I hope to do with this blog.
(I am having trouble with saving extended entries for some reason, so I am posting each of the four areas in individual entries.) Read more about About this Blog
I came to the topic of copyright within an academic setting from my own doctoral work, initially a biography, which has subsequently turned into a comparative generational biography of the Great War generation. It was the 1990s, when the courts were looking at fair use and biography. I suddenly saw copyright issues everywhere—in research choices and in classroom and websites for teaching purposes. I wanted to know more. I wanted to understand the parameters of copyright law that might affect my daily choices. Read more about