Many common campus activities involve copyright, and so it is critical that all Stanford faculty, students and staff have a working understanding of copyright law as it impacts their daily lives. The Stanford University Libraries provide this Copyright Reminder to ensure that all members of the Stanford community have access to that critical information. The Copyright Reminder highlights common campus copyright concerns, and outlines the fundamental elements of US copyright law that apply in those situations.
Social media and web tools in teaching
Some courses can be enhanced by websites and collaboration tools. Preferably, these tools should be hosted by Stanford to reduce concerns regarding content ownership, confidentiality of student information, and web security.
- Content ownership concerns (e.g., are students required to give away or license their copyright interests in student-generated content?)
- Privacy concerns (e.g., can students control the distribution of their own content?)
- Content use for non-Stanford purposes (e.g., will the service provider keep a copy of the student-generated content for data-mining or other purposes?)