Seminar in Contemporary Issues: Digital Copyright

Seminar in Contemporary Issues: Digital Copyright

This course examines digital copyright by giving students a legal and policy framework to evaluate the myriad of copyright scenarios libraries face today. Copyright issues permeate daily tasks, from web site design to book scanning projects to online reference. To participate in the active debate about ebooks, fair use, digital rights management systems, e-reserve systems and the like, librarians need to be well versed in both the basics of copyright law and the latest developments by regulation, legislation and court decisions.

Class Name Seminar in Contemporary Issues: Digital Copyright
Host School San Jose State University
Class Identifier Libr 281
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Mary Minow
Course Tool (Online) Desire2Learn
Class Description This course examines digital copyright by giving students a legal and policy framework to evaluate the myriad of copyright scenarios libraries face today. Copyright issues permeate daily tasks, from web site design to book scanning projects to online reference. To participate in the active debate about ebooks, fair use, digital rights management systems, e-reserve systems and the like, librarians need to be well versed in both the basics of copyright law and the latest developments by regulation, legislation and court decisions.
Class Disclaimer This class has optional synchronous office hours on some Wednesdays at 6 pm Pacific Time. See syllabus for details. Prerequisites: Introductory course in information retrieval. Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, possible synchronous sessions, academic calendars and technology requirements posted at http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/ecommunication/homecomputing.htm. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date January 25th, 2012 - May 15th, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day January 11th, 2012
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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