British Library Recommends Harmonizing Digital, Non-Digital IP Law

Ars Technica has the story of a new “Intellectual Property Manifesto” issued yesterday by the British Library. The Library recommends a number of changes to UK intellectual property law, the general thrust of which would be to diminish the differences between the scope of IP rights that authors enjoy in the digital and analog domains. […]

Plagiarism and Copyright

Teachers everywhere face the challenge of detecting plagiarism by students.  Sadly, both Tim and I have dealt with this problem in the recent past.  One tool is services such as Turnitin, which compare students’ (uploaded) work to a database of existing papers and sources.  The Washington Post reports that students at McLean High in northern […]