S.B. 727 Would Unfairly Restrict California Students’ Use of Course Materials

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-08-10


"There’s a bill in the California Assembly that we think would make postsecondary education more expensive for students. Not only that: we think that it would undermine students’ right to make fair uses of educational materials. To make matters worse, several states around the country appear to be considering similar measures.

S.B. 727 may seem benign. The bill’s purpose appears to be to give public colleges and universities more leeway in what types of course materials they assign to students and what types of pricing agreements they enter with the publishers of those materials. There’s a troubling provision, though, which says that institutions can assign texts that are 'Delivered through a technology that is, or the license of which is, required to only be used within a course.' In other words, public colleges would be encouraged to assign materials that are locked down under arcane licensing agreements unfairly restricting how students can use them."



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Date tagged:

08/10/2017, 14:13

Date published:

08/09/2017, 20:45