Resources on Copyright, Distance Education, and Intellectual Property

AAUP Policy Statements, Reports, & Analysis 

Statement on Copyright. 1999.  

  Statement on Distance Education. 1999.

Legal Round-Up: What’s New and Noteworthy for Higher Education? By AAUP Counsel. These yearly legal roundups summarize and highlight significant court decisions and legal developments on this topic.

AAUP Amicus Briefs. Summaries of, and links to, AAUP Amicus Briefs filed in cases involving Copyright and Intellectual Property.

Copyrights and Wrongs. 2006. By Ann Springer, AAUP Counsel. An informational outline. 

Intellectual Property,  Faculty, and Unions. 2005. By Ann Springer, AAUP Associate Counsel. An informational outline. 

Intellectual Property Legal Issues For Faculty. 2004. By Ann Springer, Associate Counsel. An informational outline.

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities in Distance Learning. 2002. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. An informational outline.

Distance Learning and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Related Faculty Rights and Responsibilities. 2000.  By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. An informational outline.

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Other AAUP Resources

AAUP Toolkit: Intellectual Property at Risk. Includes fact sheets, sample legislation, amicus briefs, and other resources as part of our campaign to protect intellectual property rights. 

Sample Distance Education Policy & Contract Language. By the AAUP Special Committee on Distance Education and Intellectual Property Issues.

Sample Intellectual Property Policy and Contract Language. By the AAUP Special Committee on Distance Education and Intellectual Property Issues.