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BBA Webinar: Open Source, Copyright and Privacy Issues in On-line and Distance Education

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link.

Accelerated by the coronavirus, but already proceeding apace before and undoubtedly continuing thereafter, on-line educational models are a growing presence at all levels of education. Join us for a discussion on the copyright, licensing and privacy issues and solutions common to many of these programs. Topics to be discussed include:

  • the collection and distribution of copyrighted content from educators, students and third parties and the capture and processing of personal data about the participants in the courses,
  • the regulation and mediation of the process through a plethora of laws, regulations and private agreements such as copyright, GDPR and GDPR-like statutes, FERPA, and Creative Commons and other open source license structures, and i
  • nternational border issues.

Our Speaker, Tom Hemnes, is the author of How Law Works: Collected Articles and New Essays (Vernon Press: 2020) which describes copyright, intellectual property and privacy developments over the past 40 years, and has extensive experience representing educational institutions and private foundations in their on-line educational initiatives.

Registration Categories:

BBA Member - Free. Included as part of your membership.

Non-Member - $100.00

BBA Webinars & Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here.

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