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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Limits on Fair Use

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was enacted in 1998 in an attempt to curb the piracy of copyrighted works in the new digital age.  The most important provision, commonly referred to as the anti-circumvention provision,  makes it illegal to circumvent a technological measure that controls access to a copyrighted work or to distribute tools for others to do so. This means it is illegal to bypass DRM or other security measures. On its face this sounds very reasonable. However, this provision has had what were, hopefully, unintended consequences on fair use.

Education and Engagement Resources for NSF Research Projects at UNH


A sampling of resources to support the broader impacts component of your NSF project at UNH   

 

Shipment of Biohazardous Materials

All shipments involving infectious or potentially infectious biological materials may only be done by those with documented training. 

Follow procedures outlined in the UNH Shipment of Biological Materials Manual or contact the Laboratory Safety Officer (LSO) prior to shipping any material. 

Biosafety Training

Training Requirements

It is the responsibility of the Princicipal Investigator and/or Instructor to ensure all personnel working with biohazardous materials under their guidance are trained appropriately for the work they will be doing.

The PI is encouraged to contact the BSO regarding the type of training offered through OEHS.

Biohazardous Waste

Biohazardous waste generated at UNH must be chemically disinfected, physically inactivated, or shipped off-site for incineration following procedures in the UNH Biohazardous Waste Disposal Plan.

Making History: The First Design Patent from the University of New Hampshire!

On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued UNH’s first Design Patent for the Tablet Pedestal/AT Pad Stand, a device developed by Dr. Therese Willkomm. Dr. Willkomm is the Director of ATinNH, the New Hampshire state-wide assistive technology program with the Institute on Disability, and also an assistant professor in the occupational therapy department.  

Navigating the Intersections of Intellectual Asset Management and Graduate Education

Should graduate students sign confidentiality agreements before joining a lab?

Some classes involve projects with outside companies who request that participating students sign a confidentiality agreement. Should the university be responsible for signing the confidentiality agreements? Does it matter whether the class is required for a degree?

UCLA Creates Center for Research Laboratory Safety

The UC Center for Laboratory Safety has been created to improve the practice of research laboratory safety through the performance of scientific research and implementation of best safety practices in the laboratory. Recently scheduled workshops emphasize issues related to chemical hazards, and will provide a forum for lab safety professionals and researchers to discuss challenges with research lab safety and brainstorm solutions for creating safe working environments.

A State-wide Infrastructure to Support Entrepreneurial Success

What happens when you have a round-table discussion among entrepreneurs and early stage companies in Durham’s incubator Idea Greenhouse, led by the Seacoast regional manager of the Small Business Development Center, with experts who know how to write a winning SBIR proposal, know how to reduce the roadblocks related to intellectual property and have state funding to seed research/business partnerships?  You have all the ingredients of a collaborative program that offers a pathway from innovation to commercialization and job creation for NH.

March 16, 2013: End of an Era

Since President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA) in September 2011, people with even a passing interest or remote connection to the patent system have had March 16, 2013 circled on their calendar.  The United States Patent System has been turned on its head, with some proclaiming victory. Common sentiments are that the law brings U.S.

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