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Intellectual Property on Campus

Students' Rights and Responsibilities

TyAnna K. Herrington

Publication Year: 2010

This book explores how students' intellectual property is treated in academic settings. It discusses the legal relationships between and among students, their professors, and administrators, and examines issues in patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, including fair use and free speech, work for hire, and plagiarism, among others.

Published by: Southern Illinois University Press

Front Cover

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Copyright Page

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

The quote above is particularly significant for students today, as they face a world demanding fresh approaches to the economy, global environmental stewardship, health care, and the impacts of technologically based communication, among other important areas. They are learning to develop work in a time of great change, and responding to the challenge requires innovation and new directions...

Acknowledgments

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pp. xii-

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Introduction: Students, Educators, and Intellectual Property

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pp. 1-11

The American Constitution provides an ingenious mechanism for democratizing and optimizing the way that U.S. citizens may control, disseminate, and manipulate intellectual products. When the system maintains balance, it supports a society in which all its citizens can access, respond to, and create political and cultural information, participating broadly in influencing the country’s...

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1. Students’ Rights in Their Intellectual Products

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pp. 12-33

The ideals that the Framers embodied in the constitutional provision treating intellectual property are particularly important to academic practice. The primary goal of the provision is to support learning and to advance knowledge creation, and the academic enterprise epitomizes these goals. Explication of the intellectual property provision, sometimes called the “copyright clause,” demonstrates that...

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2. Legal Effects of Student Collaborative Efforts

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pp. 34-50

Beyond their individual efforts on projects within academic settings, students also work collaboratively with other students; their professors; corporate, government, or private-project contributors from outside the academy; and, at times, administrators. Their potential to control the intellectual products they develop is dependent on the context of the way in which their contributions are created. Technical...

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3. Intellectual Products within Educational Settings

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pp. 51-72

The Constitution’s intellectual property clause provides creators and inventors with a limited monopoly in their work in order to support the overall goal of advancing knowledge. And the initial time limitation on creators’ control—fourteen years after an author’s death—provided a public domain of information from which to educate, build new knowledge, and participate in democratic dialogue...

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4. Authorship, Plagiarism, and Copyright

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pp. 73-103

The Constitution’s intellectual property clause provides creators and inventors with a limited monopoly in their work in order to support the overall goal of advancing knowledge. And the initial time limitation on creators’ control—fourteen years after an author’s death—provided a public domain of information from which to educate, build new knowledge, and participate in democratic dialogue...

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Conclusion: Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Considerations

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pp. 104-119

Both educators and their students have ethical duties regarding how they use intellectual products. Both have ethical duties to use creative products with concern for their creators or controllers, students have ethical duties to treat educators’ and their institutions’ intellectual products with respect, and educators and educational institutions...

Works Cited and Consulted

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pp. 123-130

Index

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pp. 131-136

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Author Bio

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TyAnna K. Herrington, an associate professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the author of two books...

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E-ISBN-13: 9780809385843
E-ISBN-10: 0809385848
Print-ISBN-13: 9780809329939
Print-ISBN-10: 080932993X

Page Count: 152
Illustrations: 1 B/w halftone, 1 line drawing
Publication Year: 2010

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Subject Headings

  • College teachers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
  • Intellectual property -- United States.
  • Universities and colleges -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • College students -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
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