by Mike Masnick
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 5:37am
We recently wrote about how the school district in Prince George County, Maryland, was looking at adopting a policy whereby the school would claim all copyrights on created works by students and teachers. For obvious reasons, this got many people upset and, in response, it appears that a Maryland politician has tried to block the move. Dave Blevins alerts us to the news that Maryland state House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell introduced a bill that bars schools from claiming the copyright on students' work. The bill does not however bar them requiring staff to assign copyrights, which is unfortunate. It's good to see more widespread recognition of how copyright is abused, but trying to fix it bit by bit rather than looking at the overall system seems like a mistake.
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