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Living With Fair Use and TEACH: A Quest for Compliance

DOBBINS, WILLIAM N. MPA; SOUDER, ELAINE PhD, RN; SMITH, ROBIN M. PhD

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: May/June 2005 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 120–124
Continuing Education

With the expansion of Web-based courses in nursing education, faculty members are faced with a greater responsibility to be copyright compliant. This article reviews the changes in copyright law. The Conference on Fair Use (CONFU), the passage of the Digital Millennium and Copyright Act (DMCA), the passage of the Technology Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act, and recent legal cases will be discussed. The strategies and resources the authors used to secure copyright permission while designing a Web-based continuing education course will also be described.

College of Nursing (Mr Dobbins and Dr Souder) and Office of Educational Development (Dr Smith), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.

Corresponding author: William N. Dobbins, MPA, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing, 4301 West Markham, Slot 529, Little Rock, AR 72205 (e-mail: dobbinswilliamn@uams.edu).

This article was funded in part by grant number 1D11HP00351-03 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The authors gratefully acknowledge Elizabeth Tornquist, MA, for her editorial assistance in the preparation of this article.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.