Copyright Questions

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Can you put a coypright © symbol if your book is copyright pending?

Posted by: Carrie
December 10, 2009 @ 9:31am
of course! It's also a good idea becuase you are alerting others to the fact that the work is protected by copyright and you are the rights holder.
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Book chapters e-selling

Posted by: JanetCroft
December 3, 2009 @ 2:04pm
You can't sell them if they are under copyright without reaching an agreement with the copyright holder. (Libraries are allowed to provide chapters through interlibrary loan and reserves to their users under very precise exemptions for libraries only.)
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copyright of a publisher no longer existing

Posted by: JanetCroft
December 3, 2009 @ 1:58pm
This is what's called an Orphan Work. Unfortunately, Orphan Works legislation in the US stalled out last year and we still don't have a clear ruling on the topic. See our wiki at http://librarycopyright.net/wiki/index.php?title=Orphan_works or look at... Read more...
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Can I take a location and origins from another book?

Posted by: JanetCroft
December 3, 2009 @ 1:32pm
Not if you want to publish the book. This is what fan fiction writers do all the time, and the authors they borrow from don't always like it. But as long as it stays on fan fiction sites, most don't complain too much. However, if you try to actually... Read more...
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Interlibrary loan violating section 108?

Posted by: LoriN
December 3, 2009 @ 8:01am
A faculty member at my institution requests ILL articles that he is then using to assist a local hospital with a project they are working on. The relationship between this faculty member's professional school on my campus and the hospital is such that... Read more...
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reading picture books and posting video online

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 23, 2009 @ 1:22pm
If you'll go up to the top of the page and click on Search, then enter the term "storytime," you'll see some good previous discussions on this topic.
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Can item covers be used in marketing campagin?

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 20, 2009 @ 2:15pm
If you go into SEARCH up above and search the forums for "thumbnail," you'll see some good previous discussions on this issue.
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I own the copyright, can I digitize the publishers edition and sell it

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 20, 2009 @ 2:11pm
If I am reading this correctly, this means you own the content but not the format, basically, So if you do use OCR to recover the text, that's fine, but you can't just reproduce it as is, with their exact pagination, layout, cover, and so on. You should... Read more...
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Researching copyright status of films

Posted by: Freya Anderson
November 12, 2009 @ 6:10pm
What a fun project! Here's my take on your questions:

1. Depending on whether the films were actually published, the publication dates, where they were published (which is more important than where the creators are from), if there is... Read more...
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Screen Dumps in conference presentation

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 9, 2009 @ 3:02pm
I find it hard to understand why they would call it a public performance if it's a library conference. Conferences are usually not open to the public, and I tend to interpret them as educational, almost an alternative classroom (because you are teaching... Read more...
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How many articles can you request from the same issue of a journal?

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 6, 2009 @ 1:25pm
I answered this for someone a few weeks ago -- it's six or more from the past five years of the same periodical TITLE that counts. So it could even be six requests for the very same article over the course of a calendar year and you'd be okay.
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Retaining your copyright on an online forum

Posted by: COvalle
November 6, 2009 @ 12:49pm
Just looking at that, that particular license term doesn't sign over copyright to the organization, but it does allow InvisionFree to display the information. That's probably necessary for actual use of the service, but the license also doesn't say that... Read more...
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Couple of questions

Posted by: BenW
November 5, 2009 @ 11:05am
Hello,

I have a few questions about copyright infringement. Lets say that my school has a bunch of old vhs tapes that are old and I would like to put them on dvd. Can I obtain them through piracy sites legally or is it still illegal?... Read more...
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Does a library hold the copyright on an item it publishes?

Posted by: ksmith
November 4, 2009 @ 4:23pm
Unless there was an explicit, written transfer of copyright to the library, each community member continues to hold the copyright in the piece that she or he wrote. The library may hold a "thin" copyright in the compilation as such; see section 103(b) of... Read more...
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Duplicating Music Albums

Posted by: Nancy
November 1, 2009 @ 1:00pm
I am looking for some guidance in regards to duplicating recordings of musical performances at our college.


Our library has albums of orchestra, band, and choral performances that took place during our Summer Music Camp in the... Read more...
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Public Domain -> Ebook = New Copyright?

Posted by: JanetCroft
October 30, 2009 @ 12:45pm
It's not too cut and dried, unfortunately. I think you could make a case for your rearrangement of the material with new illustrations, but probably not for the one where you just do minor alterations to the original illustrations. In either case, it... Read more...
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Incarcerated & end-of-life living? Are they "homes"

Posted by: COvalle
October 21, 2009 @ 7:59pm
In my own personal opinion, "home use only" doesn't really mean very much. You're not buying a license to watch the movie, you're buying a copy of the movie. I can watch a "home use only" movie in places other than the home. You can probably watch them in... Read more...
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re: "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education"

Posted by: MKardick
October 14, 2009 @ 5:06am
As long as the class wiki has limited access and duration, I agree with your interpretations.
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ILL & the practice of requesting the same article from same journal

Posted by: elizdav72
October 8, 2009 @ 12:18pm
Hello!

I have the following situation:

During the past year or so, a faculty member has created an assignment that requires the students to search for an article through one of our online databases. If that database does... Read more...
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Circulating CD copies in Books with CDs

Posted by: Freya Anderson
October 2, 2009 @ 11:20am
First, my experience has been that many of these CDs have associated license agreements. I'm not sure how binding they would be if you don't see them before you run the CD, but my understanding is that the ones that have agreements on the outside of the... Read more...
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Illustration editing & copyright

Posted by: JanetCroft
September 25, 2009 @ 12:55pm
You will probably need to talk to a lawyer who knows something about contracts -- this goes a little beyond just copyright. But I'm glad to see your initial contract allows you to retain copyright and reproduce your own artwork!
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>> selling public domain ebooks on CD-ROM <<

Posted by: COvalle
September 24, 2009 @ 1:17pm
Unfortunately, the subject might not be that simple. If you are planning on embarking on a commercial venture involving copying existing works, you probably should consult a lawyer who is familiar with the subject and who is licensed to practice in your... Read more...
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DVD Returns

Posted by: Freya Anderson
September 10, 2009 @ 5:44pm
Strictly speaking, I think it's probably not illegal for them to take the return. However, it does seem to be common practice. My guess is that the publishers will not provide them a refund for this type of product.
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Permission to publish statement when library holds copyright

Posted by: Freya Anderson
September 10, 2009 @ 5:24pm
I'm not aware of a standard. I've seen quite a bit of variation, both for copyright protected and public domain works. I would tend to use a different statement for public domain works, just to make sure everything is clear.
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Using illustrations from books published prior to 1923

Posted by: Freya Anderson
September 10, 2009 @ 5:17pm
My take is that illustrations might have earlier copyright dates than the books that hold them (if, say, they were republished in some sort of compilation), but they couldn't have later copyright dates. Some argument that some works originally published... Read more...
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