Copyright and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a valuable resource for the Ball State University community. This unit, which is a part of the University Libraries, is one of only three copyright-focused programs offered by the universities of Indiana to their academic communities. The other two are at IUPUI and Purdue University.
The CIPO's function is to inform faculty and educate students and staff in the lawful use of someone else's intellectual property. This is an important faculty concern for face-to-face classroom presentations and distance education classes. The CIPO's Manager provides training and presentations in intellectual property (IP).
In today's classrooms, faculty are both aware and involved in a new way of considering copyright." Out" are the restrictive legalities of using copyrighted materials and "in" is the practical approach of using copyrighted materials for classroom instruction. The CIPO assists our faculty with this paradigm shift by being involved in a variety of approaches for making IP available for meeting instructional objectives, classroom enhancements, instructional strategies, research, and integrating technology and IP in the classroom.
The CIPO advances its responsibilities through nine, practical approaches.
The CIPO is at the forefront of working with faculty by providing instructional approaches, including the tactical deployment and the amplification of the proper use of intellectual property.
For answers to your questions, please contact Fritz Dolak at The
Copyright and Intellectual Property Office.
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