The Social Construction of Copyright Ethics and Values

TitleThe Social Construction of Copyright Ethics and Values
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSlaughter, S, Rhoades, G
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume16
Start Page263
Issue1
Pagination263-294
PublisherSpringer
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1353-3452
AbstractThis study is based on analysis of copyright policies and 26 interviews with science and engineering faculty at three research universities on the topic of copyright beliefs, values, and practices, with emphasis on copyright of instructional materials, courseware, tools, and texts. The author found that what institutions had put into place policies and practices that enhanced universities’ intellectual property portfolios, professors offered a more varied pattern, with some fully participating in commercialization of copyright and embracing entrepreneurial values, while others resisted or subverted commercial activity in favor of traditional science and engineering values.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11948-009-9162-1
DOI10.1007/s11948-009-9162-1
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