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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
( March 27, 1998)
SDSM& T TO HOST FREE DOWNLINK PRESENTATION ON INTERNET COPYRIGHT ISSUES THURSDAY, APRIL 2
A free downlink presentation on Internet copyright issues, entitled “ Am I A Crook? Copyright issues on the Internet”, is being offered by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Thursday, April 2, 1998, from 12: 00 noon to 2: 00 p. m. in the Didier Education Center ( CB 204E).
This live satellite program by PBS Adult Learning Satellite Service will address the increasingly important copyright issues of material obtained through the Internet.
Specialists in fair use and cyberspace law will address common questions such as:
How can you tell whether material you download from the Internet is copyrighted?
How do you know if you may lawfully include certain materials in an on- line course?
How does the fair use section of the copyright law pertain to on- line applications?
What are the differences in fair use between traditional classrooms and distance education?
What guidelines exist for educational fair use of materials in on- line courses?
What should institutional policies say about copyright and the Internet?
“ We are pleased to make this program on such a timely and important topic available to the community,” said Dr. Karen Whitehead, SDSM& T Vice President for Academic Affairs. “ Educators, students, organizations, businesses and all individuals who use the Internet and download information should benefit from attending this presentation.”
Although the program is free, reservations are requested to ensure adequate room space. Individuals planning to attend should RSVP to the SDSM& T University & Public Relations Office at 394- 2554 by Wednesday, April 1.
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