Copyright Questions

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Using an ILL document in a Course

Posted by: librarysherry
June 30, 2016 @ 12:27pm
A faculty member asked if it is ok to put and article into course management system that he has received through ILL. Does the ILL factor make a difference when applying fair use?
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copyright & mathematics textbooks

Posted by: chwixson
June 30, 2016 @ 10:27am
I am working with a math faculty member who is writing a textbook for an upper level undergraduate math course, (and wants to put a CC license on it for all to use as an OER :)
 
We have questions about what constitutes copyright... Read more...
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Link

Posted by: corteza
June 29, 2016 @ 2:38pm
I'm creating a LibGuide and I found a couple poems that are posted on the Poetry Foundation site (www.poetryfoundation.org) that would be useful to refer students.  Is it okay to link to this site, directly to the poems?  On their site it states that... Read more...
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What is copyrightable here ???

Posted by: Lajohni
March 28, 2016 @ 1:20pm
I play a tile game called Mah Jongg and I admin a large players group on Facebook. There is also a league who puts out a card yearly with the hands that can be playerd to win, which they sell. They publish the new card every year on April first but... Read more...
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COPYRIGHT LAW ABOUT SHOOTING ARCHITECTURE

Posted by: halie0201
March 19, 2016 @ 11:41am
I'm wondering if I can shoot video footage of America's architectural works in public places and publish the clips online none-commercially. 

American copyright law:17 USC 120(a) ( http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#120). The... Read more...
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converting VHS

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:18am
We still use VHS video tapes in classrooms. For some portion of these, we might be interested in converting video to DVD format. We understand that we cannot do this if the DVD format is available for purchase. Is it acceptable to search Amazon.com to... Read more...
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class sets

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:17am
Can teachers makes class sets (e.g., 36 copies) of newspaper or magazine articles that they find on the open web (e.g., New York Times article in it's entirety) for their students to read? Can they do this in a planned, & regular sort-of-way? For example,... Read more...
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fair use and Edline

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:16am
How about fair use on our Edline websites? What types of materials can we post on there? Is it safe because of its exclusivity to my class? ---> Video/picture copyrights for Edline.
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Edline

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:16am
What are the laws regarding posting sites or copying articles from sites to use in the classroom or on Edline?
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common core

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:15am
Common Core ELA requires close reading of passages. Students work independently or in small groups reading short passages or excerpts to determine the authors message, analyze vocabulary used by the author, determine the author's tone, form an opinion... Read more...
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streaming video

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:14am
Can streamed video content from such services as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime be shown in school?
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Best Buy purchases

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:13am
Can commercial DVD's bought from such places as best buy be used at school?
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using music in Power Point

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:13am
Are they any restriction on using copy righted music in the classroom or embedded in PowerPoint or
smartboard presentations?
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streaming video

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:12am
Can streamed Video content from such services as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime be shown in School?
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supplemental texts

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:11am
Is it legal to use "supplemental" texts that are printed out and then copied (short stories, poems, articles, etc.), in their entirety, from an online source? (We do this all the time in English classrooms.)
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google images

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:10am
Is it legal to copy pictures from a Google Image search and paste them into a handout for classes (for example, reading a NYT article on the Zimmerman trial, and searching for pictures of both Zimmerman and Martin to include in the reading to supplement... Read more...
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Special needs student

Posted by: Carrie
March 14, 2016 @ 11:09am
Can I use a scanned image from a book to create my an adapted book for a special education student?
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Is the metro design developed by Microsoft copyrighted ?

Posted by: flashgroove
March 10, 2012 @ 8:50am
Hi,

I have recently read a few articles about the upcoming Windows 8 and it's metro design and I was wondering one thing:

Is this metro design that Microsoft developed copyrighted ?

(Can an interface... Read more...
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Does copyright still apply when holder no longer exists

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 29, 2012 @ 4:05pm
What you have there is an orphan item -- and US law still hasn't found the ideal way to deal with those. You might check with a business library to see if National Sales Executives changed their name or were absorbed into another company or organization....
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wearing a slogan t shirt on an album cover...?

Posted by: powpowmeow
February 29, 2012 @ 6:20am
http://michiganawesome.myshopify.com/collections/city/products/saginawesome

Not even sure if this slogan is trademarked et al, not sure if it matters...

Is there potential for legal problems wearing a t shirt like this in...
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Using copywritten material in a web commerce demo

Posted by: williamsonl
February 27, 2012 @ 8:28am
I'm not really clear on what you are doing here. Are you using their logos? If so, that falls under trademark law and it could be a problem. Are you using computer images? Couldn't you find free ones to use instead if it's just photos of computers or... Read more...
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Screenshots and linking

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 23, 2012 @ 1:01pm
You never need permission to link. A screenshot is more problematic; I think a Fair Use analysis is your best bet there. If you are just using it as an example and if it's fairly low-res, you're probably safe.
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What do I have to do to make sure it is all legal?

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 20, 2012 @ 12:51pm
That's a trademark question, not a copyright question. But I would think with a car, where it will be nearly constantly on view in public, it would be risky to do this when there are already commercial decals you can buy. If you were altering them in some... Read more...
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United States copy[rite] finally comes of age at supreme Court...

Posted by: CurtisNeeley
February 4, 2012 @ 10:25am
In 1790 Nolan Webster desired that wealthy colonial parents with children would use books written in "colonial" English instead of using textbooks imported from Great Britain as many of the wealthy often were already doing.

Noel Webster... Read more...
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schoolwide license to allow us to post music mash-ups on website

Posted by: williamsonl
January 26, 2012 @ 10:17am
These type of agencies offer performance rights, not distribution or recording. It's possible that these posting might also fall under fair use. Is it a transformative use? Is it a parody? Do you need to post the entire song or would a clip work just as... Read more...
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