The Texas school district that has asked students in the yearbook class to sign a work-for-hire agreement maintains the policy's legality, despite widespread skepticism.
Attorney advocate Adam Goldstein explains the rule's "failure" in a video. The school had previously told student Anthony Mazur he couldn't sell his photos of school sports.
The drop-and-drag availability of online material makes it oh-so-tempting to "borrow" a photo, vi...
Much has been said, written and debated about the shortcomings of copyright law. The criticism often includes the obvious – that laws arising out of a fifteenth century technology (the printing press) cannot possibly remain relevant in the digital age.
A recent dispute involving a student photographer and a popular 5K organization reached a settlement over the weekend, after the student’s crowdfunding campaign to offset the costs of a pending lawsuit generated outcry online.
Florida Atlantic University student Maxwell William Jackson said The Color Run exploited his work after he willingly provided images for use on Facebook in exchange for photo credit.
The Center for Rights sent a petition signed by nearly 2,000 to the Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education today, asking the district to abandon a draft copyright policy that would have declared students’ and teachers’ works to be property of the district.Evan Greer, Campaign Manager at the Center for Rights, said the group hopes the district will publicly denounce the policy, which district officials last week said was on hold indefinitely. The Center for Rights is an organization that helps raise awareness about individual's rights and how to defend them.“What we don’t want is for people to take their eyes off this issue and for them to push it through and for students and teachers to suffer because people thought it was a done deal,” Greer said.
A Maryland school board has put on hold the consideration of a policy that would strip students and teachers of the copyright ownership of their own works, a policy journalism advisers in the district said they had concerns over.
Over the weekend, The Washington Post reported that the Prince George's County Board of Education is considering a proposal that would give the school district copyright ownership of work created by staff and students.Can a school district do that?
Everybody knows the hot journalists out there are uploading their source documents to online storage for third parties to examine.