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Resources on Copyright, Distance Education, and Intellectual Property

AAUP Policy Statements, Reports, & Analysis 

Statement on Copyright. 1999.  

  Statement on Online and Distance Education. 1999.

Statement on Intellectual Property. 2013.

Defending the Freedom to Innovate: Faculty Intellectual Property Rights After Stanford v. Roche. 2014.

Legal Round-Up: What’s New and Noteworthy for Higher Education? By AAUP Counsel. These yearly legal roundups summarize and highlight significant court decisions and legal developments on this topic.

AAUP Amicus Briefs. Summaries of, and links to, AAUP Amicus Briefs filed in cases involving Copyright and Intellectual Property.

Intellectual Property Issues for Faculty and Faculty Unions. By AAUP Counsel. 2020.

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities in Distance Learning. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. An informational outline.

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Other AAUP Resources

AAUP Toolkit: Intellectual Property at Risk. Includes fact sheets, sample legislation, amicus briefs, and other resources as part of our campaign to protect intellectual property rights. 

Sample Distance Education Policy & Contract Language. By the AAUP Special Committee on Distance Education and Intellectual Property Issues.

Sample Intellectual Property Policy and Contract Language. By the AAUP Special Committee on Distance Education and Intellectual Property Issues.