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CUNY Legal Articles

  • The TEACH Act

    November 27, 2012Laura C Broughton
    The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was passed signed into law in 2002.  This law extended the limited copyright exemption for instructional materials (fair use guidelines) into the realm of distance-learning education. Resources for Understanding the TEACH Act: A brief explanation of the implications of the law for educators at the Copyright Clearance Center. The TEACH Act: Higher Education Challenges for Compliance written by Christopher L. Ashley and published by Educause’s Center for Applied Research Sloan Consortium Fair Use Guidelines for Educators
  • “Do I Need Permission?”

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    A quick guide to the question of “Do I Need Permission?”  This guide also offers links to works freely available for educational use, how to obtain permission for use of copyrighted material, and rules for photocopy use in the classroom.
  • (C)opyright @ CUNY

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    (C)opyright @ CUNY Practical guidelines are provided based on some of the more common questions that faculty, staff, librarians, content creators, and students may have about copyright.  
  • CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    The CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity found in the CUNY Manual of General Policy includes definitions and examples of academic dishonesty, methods for promoting academic integrity, how to report a violation of academic integrity, and procedures for academic and disciplinary actions should a violation of academic integrity be found.
  • Guidelines for the Implementation of the Student Records Access Policy and the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    The Student Records Access Policy of the Board of Trustees of The City University of  New York (CUNY) provides that the University and its colleges shall be in full compliance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its implementing regulations. These Guidelines contain the following four sections: (I) requirements of FERPA, (II) components of directory information which may be released without prior consent, (III) annual notification of students’ rights concerning educational records and directory information; (IV) rights of appeal to the Office of the General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
  • CUNY Policy on File Sharing and Copyright Infringement

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    Before you share that software, music, movie or game, you should be aware of the potential legal ramifications of doing so.  If you’re not sure of the possible leagal consequences of sharing then you might want to read the ,“Notice to the CUNY Community Regarding File Sharing and Copyright Infringement.”
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