The shift from in‐person to remote learning solutions has made it more important than ever to understand the role copyright laws play in online class presentations, Jeffrey D. Peterson, Esq., a Partner with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Wisconsin, explained during a webinar hosted by the Employment Law Alliance.
Although the aspects of copyright law remained the same as they were pre‐pandemic, it's important to revisit them in light of your institution's new and increased uses of e‐learning, Peterson advised.
First of all, institution‐owned work (i.e., original works created by your institution's staff or faculty without using other people's music, images, text, etc.) and public domain work don't fall subject to copyright restrictions.
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