Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Race-Bias in Contracting, Copyright Immunity
In two cases with potential implications in education, the justices helped employers in lawsuits over race-discrimination in contracting, and bolstered states against suits over copyright infringement.
Law & Courts Eureka Math Publisher Loses in Copyright Battle Against Office Depot
A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that Office Depot infringed copyright when it copied Eureka Math at the request of school districts.
Law & Courts Houston Hit With $9 Million Verdict Over Copyright Infringement
A jury has awarded an education publisher $9.2 million in damages stemming from a lawsuit that accused the Houston school district of allowing the illicit copying and posting of the company's materials online, despite repeated warnings to stop.
Curriculum Copyright Expirations Open Up Thousands of Literary, Music, Film Works to Teachers
Thousands of works of literature, music, and film have now become part of the public domain—meaning that anyone can use and reprint them, free of charge and without permission.
Curriculum Thousands of Copyrighted Works Will Now Be Freely Available to Teachers
Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and books by Edith Wharton, e.e. cummings, and Virginia Woolf have entered the public domain, almost 100 years after they were originally published.
Law & Courts On 'Teachers Pay Teachers,' Some Sellers Are Profiting From Stolen Work
In interviews with Education Week, some teachers said they’ve seen lesson plans they created being sold by other people on Teachers Pay Teachers, and that the company isn’t going far enough to stop copyright infringement.
Every Student Succeeds Act An Unlikely ESSA Provision: Warning on Copyright Piracy
Language in the sweeping federal law—added at the urging of the film, music, and publishing industries—advises schools to get the message out about copyright laws.
School Choice & Charters K-12 and the U.S. Supreme Court: Highlights of the 2016-17 Term
The justices confronted a number of important K-12 education issues, deciding cases on special education, free exercise of religion, and more.
Classroom Technology What Is OER? Answers to 5 Questions About Open Educational Resources
Here are answers to your most basic questions about OER, the movement to share curricula and teaching resources online.
Law & Courts High Court Backs Copyright Protection for Cheerleader Uniform Designs
The justices' ruling that one provider may copyright some of its designs has implications for the costs of uniforms for schools and families.
Law & Courts Justices Weigh Copyright and School Issues of Cheerleader Uniforms
In a fight between two companies, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the copyright status of design elements of cheerleader outfits and the cost implications for schools and families.
Curriculum Fedex Targeted in Open Educational Resources Lawsuit
The legal action—which focuses on academic content licensing, royalties, and photocopying—has potentially big implications for the use of open educational resources in schools.
Standards Lesson-Sharing Sites Raise Issues of Ownership, Use
Key sources of common-core related PD, online lesson sites for teachers come with fine-print complexities.