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Fair Use Code for Open Courseware Coming Up

Some universities such as MIT, Yale, Stanford and others--gathered in an Open Courseware Consortium or OCWC-- now offer "open courseware." Open Courseware means freely available course materials such as syllabi, lectures and other course materials. But sometimes the course materials are cripplingly incomplete, because the universities avoid posting any third-party copyrighted material online. Read more...

Educause Webinar for Librarians on Fair Use

Educause, the leading organization on higher education and information technology, highlighted the issue of Fair Use and best practices in a live webinar attended by hundreds and accessed by many more in archived form. Watch here.Read more...

Crowdsourced Inauguration Reporting--Be the News You Want to Read

Want to tell people what you're up to inauguration week? Want to get on-the-ground reports from the scene? American University's School of Communication, NPR and CBS have teamed up to make it all possible, through InaugurationReport.com. Read more...

Public Media 2.0 and the Obama Administration

What should the Obama administration do to promote public media 2.0? One good idea, which the presidential transition team already appears to take seriously, is to vastly increase the broadband capacity of the country. The U.S. sadly lags many other advanced industrial countries in broadband, which is hampering a transition to a fully interactive media environment. Other good ideas surfaced in the transition team's discussions, including some that we at the Center have passed on to the team. Read more...