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Education and Social MediaToward a Digital Future$
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Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend, and Colin Agur

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034470

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.001.0001

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Copyright Reform and Educational Progress

Copyright Reform and Educational Progress

(p.153) 9 Copyright Reform and Educational Progress
Education and Social Media

Nicholas Bramble

The MIT Press

This chapter explores challenges related to the use of copyrighted multimedia material in educational environments, and the hindrance certain copyright interpretations can present in digital education. It identifies several problems in current legislation and enforcement of copyright and shows the ways in which the current copyright regime is detrimental to educational goals. It proposes several changes in education law and practice, with the goals of encouraging knowledge of great works and fostering collaboration and creativity among students.

Keywords:   digital education, multimedia, copyright, education law

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