Higher Education in the International Digital Economy: Effects of Conflicting Copyright Regimes on Cross-Border Teaching

published 28 September 2023 updated 14 May 2024
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This study investigates how clashing copyright regimes affect the work of cross-border teaching in higher education. It explores constraints on pedagogy both from copyright policies at the national level and from conflicts between regimes internationally. As the recent pandemic demonstrated, and as previous research has shown, pedagogy requires flexibility that tests existing copyright laws and institutional norms, including when dealing with online environments. However, little is known about actual professorial practice in working across jurisdictions. Thus, this research is guided by the question, “How do teachers in higher education who work across borders experience obstacles to accomplishing their mission from copyright-related issues?”