Copyright protection and the new stakeholders in online distance education: The Play’s the Thing

  • Bruce L Mann Memorial University
Keywords: Distance Education, Intellectual Property Law.

Abstract

This paper analyzes the university as an Internet intermediary in the current climate of online distance education, classifies the stakeholders associated with the university in Web course management, and explores the need for an “Instructional Design Copyright Law”. The situation is likened to a theatrical production, with front-of-house preparations, backstage operations, and tragic characters.

Author Biography

Bruce L Mann, Memorial University
Professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University.
Published
2008-06-09
How to Cite
Mann, B. L. (2008). Copyright protection and the new stakeholders in online distance education: The Play’s the Thing. First Monday, 13(7). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i7.2095