A case study: the knowledge and awareness levels of copyright infringement among learners utilising digital technologies in Sunway College Johor Bahru

Krishnaveni Sritharan, * and Wee, Vivien Mui Eik * and Chin, Rachel May Ying and Jong, Emmy Ee Mei (2015) A case study: the knowledge and awareness levels of copyright infringement among learners utilising digital technologies in Sunway College Johor Bahru. In: Unlocking borders in education: proceedings of the 3rd Pre-University Conference, 6 September 2014, Bandar Sunway. Proceedings of the Sunway Academic Conference (2014). Sunway College Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Sunway, pp. 33-37. ISBN 978-967-13697-0-8

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Abstract

Technologies especially Web 2.0 tools and mobile devices are transforming the way education is delivered. As such higher education institutions are experiencing an emerging pedagogical trend that may cause copyright infringement. The Copyright Act 1987 was legislated to inspire continuing creative work among academicians. Hence, the knowledge and awareness of Copyright Law and its infringement becomes increasingly significant in protecting the academicians’ work. Unawareness of the law can cause students to infringe the law and it can affect academicians’ work. An initial survey was conducted on 127 first year students from all nine programmes of Sunway College Johor Bahru. The results reveal that although the respondents have a relatively high awareness level and claim to understand the infringement; their actual knowledge level is only approximately 50% of the law. Also, the knowledge and awareness levels have very little correlation with the attitude level towards the Copyright Law.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Authors are with Sunway College Johor Bahru
Uncontrolled Keywords: intellectual property rights; copyrightlaw; literary work; online learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Subsidiaries > Sunway College Johor
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2016 10:47
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2016 10:47
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/292

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