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1. Legal and Ethical Issues Implementation of Modernized Systems LINDA M. SAUERBRUN UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX AET/531 MELINDA MEDINA JANUARY 13, 2014 2. Introduction Ethical and Legal limitations in the classroom. Definitions and examples of Intellectual property Copyright Fair Use Privacy Risks involved if not addressed Technology and the future of legal an ethical issues. 3. Intellectual Property Intellectual property. What is it? Intangible rights guarding the products of individual intelligence Internet use has increased issues with Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property has a great impact on education instruction. Digital materials need support from the institution. Examples - Musicians, authors, artists and inventors represent those who need his or her creations protected. 4. Copyright Copyright. What is it? Copyright is the legal right granted to musicians, authors, writers etc. with exclusive rights protecting his or her work. Teach Act copyright law introduced exclusively for online education Digital educational material are subject to copyright laws but under Teach Act there are exemptions. Examples E-books, audio/video 5. Fair Use Fair Use. What is it? The conditions under which a person can utilize copyrighted material without paying royalties. The Teach Act (2002) Audio/visual permitted for use. Distant education use these guidelines for using copyrighted materials. 6. Privacy Policies Personal information - Confidential Privacy and security for both faculty and students. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a Federal law. (FERPA) 7. Risks Involved when Legal and Ethical issues are not addressed Lawsuits Penalties under Federal Law Willful Innocent Damages legal action Privacy act Protected under Federal Law. 8. Future Outlook Legal and Ethical Issues and Technology - Conclusion Here to stayIncentives Legal and Ethical issues regarding privacy, copyright, fair use, and intellectual property are here to stay. Content creators desire payment for his or her contributions. Share freely may be an option to those who want to share freely. Content incentive pay may be in the future. 9. References DeVary, S. (2008). National distance education trends and issues: Intellectual property Distance Learning, 5(1), 55-60. Rosen, B. S. (2007). Copyright Law and the Distance Education Classroom. Quarterly Review Of Distance Education, 8(1), 71-76. Talab, R. S. (2007). Distance education public domain, free, and "fair use" resources: A webliography. TechTrends, 51(6), 9-11.

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