Copyright Questions

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Dance Performance Question

Posted by: ckinsey
September 7, 2017 @ 7:49am
Ok, I've been having a hard time with this one.  My school has a dance program.  They give a dance performance each trimester, using canned music (not live).  The dance performances are free to attend, and are attended by the boarding school community... Read more...
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Weird license for standards

Posted by: Carrie
August 16, 2017 @ 8:34am
I just got off the phone with a librarian who wants to access ASTM International standards.  The license allows for so many uses and then the option to re-buy.  There can be only one contact person for the database.  That person cannot reproduce the... Read more...
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Showing videos to a virtual class

Posted by: kdeuschle
August 1, 2017 @ 11:02am
We have a teacher who is trying to legally show videos and snippets of videos for her US History in Film course. The trouble is that the class is not face-to-face, it is on our county virtual learning platform. Does anyone know that correct procedures to... Read more...
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Live stream storytime from the public library

Posted by: cmannino
July 14, 2017 @ 1:14pm
Hi there! I work for a public library and am researching the possibility of live streaming storytime. We want to reach people who may not be able to come to storytime in the library because they are home with an illness or are visiting grandparents in... Read more...
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Can we legally stream a film from Amazon for a program if the Director gives us permission?

Posted by: JulieBrad
July 10, 2017 @ 5:54pm
A staff member wants to show an educational documentary for the upcoming eclipse.  She contacted the Director who gave her permission to download and show the film.  It looks like Amazon is the only one who has the film, and we would have to purchase... Read more...
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Can we legally stream a film from Amazon for a program if the Director gives us permission?

Posted by: JulieBrad
July 10, 2017 @ 3:06pm
We want to show a documentary about an eclipse for the upcoming eclipse in August.  We contacted the Director who said that we could download it and show it.  The only way we are seeing that we can download it would be via Amazon.com.  I think showing... Read more...
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Fan Art...Would my pictures be considered 'Fair use'?

Posted by: SaidaSmith
July 7, 2017 @ 10:51am
I've been reading about copyright for the last day or so as I have recently given up work to be an at home Mum and part time artist. I draw sketches white pencil on black card and I had the idea of covering old picture frames with comics to add a new... Read more...
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Faculty using Youtube instructional videos for classroom use in a for profit institution? I am not sure if this is permissible, and can only find the Teach Act covering non-profit institutions.

Posted by: LAS
June 29, 2017 @ 12:58pm
 
Is is fair use for faculty to show YouTube video clips that are instructional or documentary in a for-profit higher ed institution? I can only find allowances for non-profit under the Teach Act, and am wondering if this falls under commercial... Read more...
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Fan art, conventions, and copyright law?

Posted by: Nicole
May 27, 2017 @ 10:16pm
I love comic and fan conventions, and I personally think that artists should be allowed to sell fan art, but it's illegal. So-
 
1) If a commissioner commissions fan art, who is breaking the law? The Artist, the commissioner, or both?... Read more...
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Two questions about fan art?

Posted by: Nicole
May 27, 2017 @ 10:11pm
I love comic and fan conventions, and I personally think that artists should be allowed to sell fan art, but it's illegal. So-
 
1) If a commissioner commissions fan art, who is breaking the law? The Artist, the commissioner, or both?... Read more...
Replies: 0

Purpose of electronic format ILL request

Posted by: Staci
April 10, 2017 @ 2:21pm


I received a request from a patron for an electronic article that he is going to use to do paid research for an attorney for a court case. I don’t think I should try to fill this because the purpose is not for “private study,... Read more...
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Using burned cd compilations in library programs

Posted by: mmpd
February 15, 2017 @ 10:00am
If I use itunes to burn a compilation of recorded music from different CDs that my library owns, and use the compilation cd at a library progam, is that a violation of copyright, or is that permissible?  Thanks,
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Music in Schools

Posted by: hcobb
December 16, 2016 @ 8:31am
Do teachers and schools need permission or any special licensing to play music (from legally acquired copies) that is not part of direct face-to-face instruction? For example: transition music or background study music.
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Reposting a question from the government employee

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2016 @ 1:28pm


October 31, 2016 @ 6:10amcmccluskey says:
[Please forgive me if this is a duplicate posting; I tried to post this question here last week but I think there may have been a glitch because it never appeared.]
I am a... Read more...
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Online reproduction of copyrighted images

Posted by: cmccluskey
October 28, 2016 @ 11:50am
I am a librarian in the nonpartisan research office of a state legislature. The office would like to reproduce, on its website and on Twitter, digital maps created by other sources (other government offices, private think tanks, news organizations, etc.)....
Replies: 1

Using music at Storytime in a public library

Posted by: stephaniefrone
October 13, 2016 @ 5:14am
Hi! I'm a Children's Librarian at a public library and I am wondering if using music purchased on my personal iTunes account at my story times and at library events is breaking copyright laws. I thought it would fall under "fair use" but questions about... Read more...
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Use of "May the Fourth be with You"

Posted by: ProgramLibrarian
September 13, 2016 @ 12:56pm
In an abundance of caution, we just wanted to check if anyone thinks that there would be an issue with using "May the Fourth be with You" in promoting a library-related event scheduled for May 4, 2017. The typeface would be somewhat similar to the Star... Read more...
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Can the Library make a copy of a dvd that's unavailable for purchase and needed for course reserve?...

Posted by: LuVerne
September 13, 2016 @ 12:32pm
I have an instructor who requested the Course reserve department purchase a dvd from Japan which she needs for her teaching and to screen in class.  Our Acquisitions department was unable to find any copies available for purchase. After searching the... Read more...
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Using foreign off-air broadcast

Posted by: mstanley
September 6, 2016 @ 11:16am
I have a faculty member who is interested in a documentary that was produced and aired on ABC-TV (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). The documentary was taped off-air and has been added to a number of collections via an Australian copyright provision....
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Usage rights for PBS documentary?

Posted by: Liz M. Barksdale
August 24, 2016 @ 1:59pm
Hi,
A professor I work with would like to show this documentary for educational use. He called PBS about rights, but they didn't get back to him.
http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=2840047
It looks like you can rent... Read more...
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Can a teacher use his/her personal Netflix or other subscription streaming service to show a video in the classroom?

Posted by: phshuff
August 22, 2016 @ 10:21am
Can a teacher use their personal Netflix or other subscription streaming service to show a video in the classroom?
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Copyright Slider

Posted by: callisterp
August 15, 2016 @ 9:43am
Normally I would direct this question to the web master, but I can find no link.  I would like to embed this site's "copyright slider" into a libguide for my law school class on copyright law, but the site isn't working.  Instructions for embedding the... Read more...
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Electronic Reserves

Posted by: williamsonl
August 12, 2016 @ 9:32am
I just want to revisit this subject and see if opinions have change. If the library owns a paper copy of a journal article (from 1986), do you think we need to pay copyright fees to scan it and put it on electronic reserve? We do have a current... Read more...
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Do All Government reports on the Web fall under Fair Use?

Posted by: Olivegrove
August 11, 2016 @ 11:35am
Hello All,
Thank-you for your service!  I am writing a book and I plan to quote from a DOJ report on Child Abuse. I was wondering if you could tell me if the report falls under fair use? or do I have to seek permission?  What is your opinion on... Read more...
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Publishing for commercial use an uncopyrighted 1865 photograph

Posted by: Big Fish
August 7, 2016 @ 4:17pm
A portrait photograph taken in 1865 was not copyrighted. The photo itself was copied via photograph and copyrighted by that photographer who died in 1899. The photo exists at various libraries, museums and on the internet with no copyright mark and... Read more...
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