Copyright protection and the new stakeholders in online distance education: The Play’s the Thing

Bruce L Mann


This paper analyzes the university as an Internet intermediary in the current climate of online distance education, classifies the stakeholders associated with the university in Web course management, and explores the need for an “Instructional Design Copyright Law”. The situation is likened to a theatrical production, with front-of-house preparations, backstage operations, and tragic characters.


Distance Education, Intellectual Property Law.

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