Archive:Hit List/SU Law
- 1 Seattle University Law
- 1.1 Student copyright
- 1.2 Campus network
- 1.3 Open access scholarship
- 1.4 Class software
- 1.5 Lab software
- 1.6 Open file formats
- 1.7 Web standards
- 1.8 Library digitization projects
- 1.9 OpenCourseWare
- 1.10 Patent policy
- 1.11 Trademark
- 1.12 Student privacy
- 1.13 Free speech
- 1.14 Copyright "education"
- 1.15 Freedom of information
- 1.16 Open education
- 1.17 Random FOSS questions
- 1.18 Other
Seattle University Law
- Does the university claim an exclusive right to students' works?
- Are certain services or devices (e.g. p2p, gaming, network bridging, wireless access points) banned or limited from being attached to the network? What are the penalties?
- Is there filtering limiting what sites or services students can access from the network? (e.g. Johns Hopkins blocks any access to the IP address of some major BitTorrent trackers.)
- Are students permitted to run anonymizing services such as Tor?
- How readily does the college release information about users of its network?
- If the college provides legal services for students, do they extend these services to students who are sued for copyright infringement on the campus network?
- Takedown policies on hosted Web sites?
Open access scholarship
- Does the college maintain an institutional repository?
- If there is not a university-wide repository, are there any departmental repositories?
- Does the university have hiring, promotion, and tenure policies that support open access?
- Does the university contribute to open access projects (e.g. financial support, hosting)?
- Does the college have an institutional self-archiving mandate for faculty journal publications? Voluntary policy (e.g. "strongly encouraged")?
- If the college has an institutional research fund(s), is there a self-archiving mandate for publications resulting from funded research? Voluntary policy (e.g. "strongly encouraged")?
- Does the university have a fund for faculty who wish to publish in open access journals that charge processing fees?
Theses and dissertations
- Does the college accept or require electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)? Does the college mandate open access to ETDs? Voluntary policy (e.g. "strongly encouraged")?
- Is the university a signatory to the Budapest Open Access Initiative?
- Is the university a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge?
- Are students required to use non-free software for their classes?
- If the school uses a course management system, is it FOSS?
- Are campus labs running FOSS?
- No free OSes; no free applications running on non-free OSes
- No free OSes; some free applications running on non-free OSes (e.g. Firefox on Windows)
- Some free OSes available (i.e. on specific machines or via dual-boot)
- Free OSes available exclusively
Open file formats
- Are official documents of the college provided in open file formats (e.g. prospectus, departmental memos, meeting minutes)?
- Are class documents distributed in open file formats (e.g. syllabus)?
- Are official college Web sites standards-compliant (valid HTML, CSS)?
- Do official college Web sites use non-free design elements (e.g. Flash)?
Library digitization projects
- Is the university digitizing its public domain holdings, if they're not previously available online?
- If so, will the digital versions be openly accessible in a free file format? Will the university or its digitization partners claim copyright on the digital versions?
- Is the university digitizing past dissertations (pre-electronic) where the author agrees? (e.g. )
- Does the university make its course materials available?
- Does the college's technology transfer office file patent applications for software patents?
- Does the college's technology transfer office file patent applications for business method patents?
- UAEM / biomedical patent licensing
- Does the college claim trademark rights on its college colors? (e.g. )
- What information does the college collect about students? How is that information used?
- Free speech zones?
- RIAA et al. misinformation programs?
Freedom of information
- Can you get the college's public records?
Random FOSS questions
- Is the university's Web server run on FOSS?
- Does the university use FOSS for other applications (administrative, research...)?
- Is software developed at the university FOSS?
- Does the university contribute to FOSS projects (e.g. code, financial, mirroring)?
- Notable free culture-related faculty or academic programs?
- Other comments?