Managing Campus Cyberspace And The Law

It is essential that administrators and faculty be aware of the current state of the law regarding cyberspace and the impact that information technology can have on the institution. This series of essays is designed to educate and inform institutional administrators, staff, and faculty about the legal implications of decisions they make.
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The Internet has become an important resource for institutions of higher education. Most colleges and universities rely on the Internet to conduct research, communicate inside and outside the campus community, store and transfer data, and to provide instruction to students remotely through online courses.

New challenges have developed for college administrators as the capabilities of the Internet have expanded. From new forms of copyrighted infringement and harassment to understanding privacy concerns and distance education, there are a number of policy and legal considerations that must be assessed.  

Managing Campus Cyberspace and the Law provides analysis on the legal and policy issues that have emerged on campus computer networks. The book provides best practices for limiting institutional exposure in cyberspace and includes an appendix with sample policies. Topics include:

  • Copyright Infringement
  • Fair Use
  • Social Media
  • Cyber Harassment
  • Responding to Online Misconduct
  • Defamation
  • Sexting
  • Identity Theft
  • Privacy Concerns
  • Distance Education
  • Adaptive Technology for the Disabled