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Student creations belong to the student. If a professor were to use student work as part of their publications without notifying the student, it would be a case of copyright infringement. This is so even if the student is given full credit. If the student did not give permission for its publication, its use is infringement. A professor cannot argue that they hold copyright in the student’s work because the work took place only as part of a class assignment.

The large online databases of journal and newspaper articles found in most academic libraries are licensed for use by the members of the university that contracts it. However, every contract is different. Can an article from the database be placed on E-reserves, or inside a Blackboard class? Can a professor make 60 copies of an article to hand out during class? The answer varies according to the licensing contract. A license takes precedence over copyright. Librarians and other employees involved in licensing databases can find much useful information from LibLicense, an organization that provide information about licensing and also negotiating licenses. (Yale University Library Council on Library&Information Resources 2010). (External Link)

Online Teaching

Online instruction is an area of copyright concern for university campuses. “Online teaching” typically refers to classes that do not meet face-to-face, and in which all or most content is delivered through a web site or course management system such as Blackboard. Activities that are accepted in a face-to-face classroom are often not legal in the online environment. These activities include the “performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities” (§110) (U.S. Government) The works can be movies, artwork, photographs, literature, etc. The performance or display in a classroom permits “all of a nondramatic literary work” and “reasonable portions” of any other work. When a class is taught online, these exceptions for films no longer apply. The university can claim Fair Use for some content, but in many cases the material must be short and very specific.

The TEACH Act (or, the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act) was passed in 2002 with the intention of “reconciling” online education with copyright law. It became §110(2) of the copyright law. The TEACH Act provides the opportunity for an instructor to show an entire nondramatic film (or other media) if the university has met a long list of requirements. The requirements include educating all students, staff, and faculty about copyright, having educational materials about copyright available and utilizing technology to ensure the student watching the film is unable to download and copy it. (Colorado University 2004) There are many more requirements, and many universities have chosen not to use the TEACH Act and instead rely on carefully defined Fair Use for displaying films and images in online education.

  1. What copyright rights and responsibilities do students have?

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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