Copyright Questions

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Parents, videorecordings and YouTube

Posted by: RuthDukelow
April 4, 2008 @ 11:03am
Here's an example of a school policy on videotaping school events:
http://www.cavalier.net/policies/911.pdf (see especially page 3).
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Are questionnaires protected by copyright?

Posted by: AFry
April 3, 2008 @ 8:13am
In my opinion, section 102 clearly excludes questionnaires, but I promised to get other opinions from the network.

[quote]ยง 102. Subject matter of copyright: In general
(a) Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this... Read more...
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taped documentary in Blackboard course

Posted by: AFry
April 2, 2008 @ 7:17am
Only a judge deciding a case can give you a definitive answer, but I believe this is fair use. You can search this forum to find more detailed explanations of fair use and examples of fair use determinations.

Here is my brief... Read more...
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English translation of German title, digital format

Posted by: COvalle
March 27, 2008 @ 9:18am
Even if it's a German publication, if the copying actions are taking place in the U.S., it's U.S. law that applies.
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Copyright a children's book.

Posted by: ksmith
March 22, 2008 @ 6:49am
Two points might help with this question. First, copyright protects expression but not the underlying ideas. Second, the test for infringement is "substantial similarity." In practice, this means a court would try to separate out from the accused work... Read more...
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Copyright Implications of Games

Posted by: COvalle
March 21, 2008 @ 1:11pm
What excellent questions. ^_^ First, keep in mind that copyright in software does not have the amount of case law associated with it as other types of copyright, and video games even less so (although there are some cases in that regard). So there is a... Read more...
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Recording books for student use.

Posted by: AFry
March 19, 2008 @ 11:48am
After reading several comments in the forum,
It seems you have found the discussions I mentioned in my previous post.

I am looking for some clarification of recording books for use by learning disabled students.
Learning... Read more...
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copyright permission question

Posted by: COvalle
March 17, 2008 @ 7:30am
My guess is that if there were to be some kind of lawsuit, the strong part of it wouldn't be copyright, it would be associating a particular artist with your university (publicity and related areas), especially if your university does not own the... Read more...
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Citing orphan work

Posted by: JanetCroft
March 11, 2008 @ 2:43pm
If she is using just a single illustration it could be a fair use, depending what it is.

But if it doesn't seem to be a fair use for some reason -- Use of orphan works is still up in the air in this country. There really hasn't been a... Read more...
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Forum updated.

Posted by: COvalle
March 6, 2008 @ 7:34pm
The forum has been updated, and new anti-spam measures have been installed for both registration and posting.

If you have problems registering or posting, please contact me at cjovalle@librarycopyright.net. Thanks!
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Forum Updates 3/5/08-3/6/08

Posted by: COvalle
March 5, 2008 @ 1:19pm
I had to make a bigger-than-expected change earlier. Please send me a message at cjovalle@librarycopyright.net if you experience any strangeness or have difficulties posting or logging in.
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Putting videos/dvds into streaming format

Posted by: JanetCroft
March 5, 2008 @ 12:44pm
Putting an entire video or dvd into this format is questionable, but this is exactly the sort of thing electronic reserves is designed for and is a fair use under the educational examptions of the copyright act. Is it essential for the class to see the... Read more...
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Need examples of acceptable/unacceptable derivative images

Posted by: Carrie
March 5, 2008 @ 12:08pm
A derivative work is a work based on the original. It's easy to understand when we think of the written word - translations, parodies, book to screenplay etc.

When we think of images, it is not as clear (at least for me).
... Read more...
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Fair Use? - compilation of video clips

Posted by: Carrie
March 5, 2008 @ 11:41am
This goes to show you that we (librarians, educators) should be writing our own copyright educational materials for our primary customers or community.

OITP commissioned a couple of class lessons on copyright for middle school students... Read more...
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distributing fiction chapters/short stories to students

Posted by: Carrie
March 5, 2008 @ 11:35am
I also think that the use you describe is fair. Sometimes we forget that the fair use section of the law includes the language "multiple copies for classroom use." The US Congress used this as an example of fair use.

Also the story you... Read more...
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Podcast fair use guidelines

Posted by: Carrie
March 5, 2008 @ 11:23am
Do you have to click on a license agreement or terms of use statement before you can download the news program? If so, there are probably terms in the license that restrict your continued use of the news show.

If however, the programs... Read more...
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music in multimedia projects

Posted by: MollyKleinman
March 3, 2008 @ 8:26am
There is no such thing as a 30% rule. Many institutions create their own copyright policies that say things like, "Never use more than 30% of a copyrighted work" because it's an easy way to ensure that employees make uses that are more likely to be fair... Read more...
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Researh Papers

Posted by: MollyKleinman
March 3, 2008 @ 8:10am
I think we need a little more information to fully answer your question.

It sounds like you're talking about gathering information that's freely available on the open web, and sharing it with a team that will be writing... Read more...
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Music Conversion

Posted by: Carrie
February 29, 2008 @ 3:44pm
Not so much. It is likely that the 50's albums are protected by copyright (not in the public domain). It is also likely that one can buy the 50's albums in the market place right now in the CD format.

My guess is that the LP format is... Read more...
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Adapted books

Posted by: Carrie
February 29, 2008 @ 3:40pm
I'm not sure where you found the Chafee guidelines mentioned above.

The Chafee Amendment is more limited. (Section 121) I think your school does meet the "authorized entity" standard since your primary mission is to serve the... Read more...
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copyright "slider"

Posted by: Carrie
February 29, 2008 @ 3:22pm
the cool public domain sliders can be obtained by contacting Carrie Russell at ALA Washington Office, crussell@alawash.org
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Storytime Music

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 27, 2008 @ 1:12pm
Playing the CDs at storytime looks like a pretty straightforward fair use -- just like reading a book. You don't charge a fee for storytime, do you? That would change things.

I would think that making a CD of the tracks you are planning... Read more...
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Newspaper clippings

Posted by: MollyKleinman
February 25, 2008 @ 2:43pm
You may be able to post some or all of the clippings online, but not because it's a fair use. It's very likely that the copyrights in many of those articles have expired, which means they are in the public domain and free for anyone to use and reproduce....
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Postings within a password protected environment

Posted by: MollyKleinman
February 25, 2008 @ 2:22pm
I'm inclined to say yes, since in similar situations at my university, I tell faculty "Yes, you can post pdf's of copyrighted articles to a class website like Blackboard, as long as the site is password protected and accessible only to current students." ... Read more...
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end-of-the-year program

Posted by: MKardick
February 21, 2008 @ 8:01am
The places to check for permissions are the music clearinghouses - ASCAP and BMI. Another possiblility is to have students search the web for public domain music. Good Luck!
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