The Hidden Legal Traps in Distance-Learning Programs
By Sheldon Elliot Steinbach and Anthony V. Lupo
The Chronicle of Higher Education

This article discusses two areas of legal concern for those institutions that provide distance learning programs:

  1. Obtaining whatever approvals are needed from the states in which an institution plans to offer a program; and
  2. Obtaining the rights to use intellectual property involved in a distance learning program and protecting that material from misuse.
This is a good summary of the state of the art of these two very important issue areas.

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