Copyright Questions

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E reserves and copyright fees

Posted by: williamsonl
February 18, 2009 @ 5:06pm
Do you have an upper limit as to how much you will pay for permissions before you deny the request?
Can you share that limit?
We have a limit of $100 per item and $250 per class. I do exceed this limit at times, but I personally feel that... Read more...
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e-reserves and creative works (plays; poems; short stories)

Posted by: COvalle
February 18, 2009 @ 9:10am
This is something of a difficult question, because e-reserves policies are generally based on fair use and vary wildly. Currently, I don't know of a consensus practice on this issue. It's dependent on how comfortable your institution is with fair use.
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Deposits of computer programs for copyright

Posted by: COvalle
February 18, 2009 @ 9:08am
We can't give legal advice about a specific situation.

Looking at your issue, you don't lose copyright protection by registering. Once your program is out there, people can attempt to use ideas you've had (because ideas are not protected... Read more...
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Writing lyrics to copyrighted music for teaching, & during a workshop

Posted by: COvalle
February 18, 2009 @ 9:02am
We can't give you specific legal advice about a particular situation.

In my opinion, I think that he's got a decent fair use argument. He's doing it for educational, non commercial purposes and he's not competing with existing products....
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Translation rights - BIEDERMANN UND DIE BRANDSTIFTER

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 17, 2009 @ 1:26pm
Looks like it was written in 1953, so it will still be under copyright. You'll need to contact the copyright holders before undertaking this project.
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Creation of electronic image- Value Chain

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 17, 2009 @ 1:20pm
The question's a bit vague, but it sounds like what you want to do is make this item from a book available for a certain class to use. Provided you use library reserves or course-ware to limit access to that class for that semester, it sounds like it fits... Read more...
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Copyright issues for 1970s poet recording

Posted by: COvalle
February 11, 2009 @ 10:35pm
Does the public performance right apply to something that wasn't initially fixed?
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Including company/organization logo on "Today Is..." sign

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 11, 2009 @ 1:22pm
That sounds reasonable to me, but it's more of a trademark question than a copyright question.
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Media reserves and mp3

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 11, 2009 @ 1:18pm
Not really, but on the other hand, it's no different from the student borrowing a book and photocopying part of it. More importantly, the library is NOT responsible for anything the STUDENT does with the item they borrow, so it doesn't really matter!
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Scanning pictures from a book for a powerpoint presentation

Posted by: ksmith
January 31, 2009 @ 12:04pm
Remember that the section 109 "first sale" right is an exception to the display right, not the reproduction right. An ELMO, as I recall, does not make a copy of the object being projected, so 109 applies nicely. But scanning into PowerPoint does require... Read more...
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Website links provided in a textbook?

Posted by: ksmith
January 30, 2009 @ 12:07pm
Simply providing the links that students can put into a browser and follow if they choose to creates no copyright problem at all. All that is happening here is that the websites are being used as they were intended to be used by their owners. There is... Read more...
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e-reserves coincidently in a coursepack

Posted by: ksmith
January 30, 2009 @ 11:59am
You must be kidding! This is exactly the situation publishers like to use to suggest that the same strict rule about permissions that apply to coursepacks should also apply to electronic reserves. Frankly, I would try never to allow this situation to... Read more...
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use of ELMO to present book being read to a group

Posted by: ksmith
January 30, 2009 @ 11:40am
Let me call your attention to section 109(c) of the copyright act, which is a portion of the so-called first sale exceptions to the exclusive rights:

"Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106(5) [the exclusive right of public... Read more...
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CONTU payment question advice

Posted by: ksmith
January 27, 2009 @ 4:12am
Perhaps I am misreading this rather cryptic question, but I think lmclaugh is asking if these interlibrary loan transactions should count against the "rule of five" suggested in the CONTU guidelines for ILL. Here, students borrowed material from within a... Read more...
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Record library storytime and broadcast on local cable station

Posted by: Freya Anderson
January 26, 2009 @ 5:42pm
You can find an answer that I think would be helpful on this forum at http://librarycopyright.net/wordpress/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=95.
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Reserve question about fair use

Posted by: JanetCroft
January 22, 2009 @ 12:24pm
Yes, I would say it is -- the first time. For subsequent semesters, your institution should have a policy in place.
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Conference performances of sound recordings

Posted by: LoriN
January 21, 2009 @ 10:13am
A professor wants to use pieces of several sound recordings to illustrate the paper he is presenting at a conference. The parts of the piece that he will use include in some instances whole movements, but in all instances 10% or less of the work in... Read more...
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Copyright my book?

Posted by: ksmith
January 20, 2009 @ 12:18pm
Your novel is protected from the moment you "fixed it in tangible form," i.e wrote it on paper or in a computer's memory. So it already is "copyrighted." Nevertheless, there are some advantages to registering your copyright. You must register, for... Read more...
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Copyright for newspaper project microfilm, etc.

Posted by: Freya Anderson
January 16, 2009 @ 12:29pm
My library is discussing our copyright rationale for microfilming and possibly digitizing local newspapers as part of our state newspaper project. As I see it, there are three separate concerns:

* copyright for microfilmed copies [|n|n|]... Read more...
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Umbrella site or license for showing videos

Posted by: kculhane
January 14, 2009 @ 1:40pm
I'm looking for provider for an Umbrella site license for showing videos from our collection. I tried the MPLC but they do not cover Universities. Any ideas? Thanks
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Is there any way to make my creation secured from getting ripped off?

Posted by: Casey
January 14, 2009 @ 2:45am
I have written one book on fiction. I want to publish it now so that everyone can come across my creation but I have one issue that someone can copy my creation which I don’t want so can anyone help me out to make my creation secured from getting ripped... Read more...
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Use of clipart in downloadable pdfs

Posted by: JanetCroft
January 5, 2009 @ 1:43pm
I highly recommend Dover Publications book and CD sets for permission-free clip art and fonts. You can sign up for a weekly sampler and build up quite a library from their freebies. I've also used free clip art from the Microsoft site extensively, but... Read more...
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Photograph of a statue.

Posted by: ksmith
January 3, 2009 @ 5:23am
There are several questions to which it would be helpful to know the answers here. Is the statue displayed in a public place? Is it incorporated into a building or a "useful article?" I presume from your post that the answers to these questions are... Read more...
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Library Tour: My Camera might capture some Magazaine and Book Titles?

Posted by: JanetCroft
December 18, 2008 @ 2:25pm
I really don't think it's anything to worry about! The problem cases have been with libraries showing thumbnails of covers in their catalogs. I think a tour video would go by so quickly and show covers and titles in such low resolution that nobody would... Read more...
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Scanning 100% of a book into Blackboard

Posted by: ksmith
December 16, 2008 @ 12:55pm
I am not convinced that fair use is your best alternative here. For one thing, if the copyright was retained by the authors, your co-author professor is perfectly entitled to put the whole book on e-reserve. Under US law, co-authors each have an equal... Read more...
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