Copyright Questions

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Retail vs. Public Performance Rights under Educational Use

Posted by: Carrie
February 20, 2008 @ 12:48pm
You do not need to purchase performance rights if you are only going to use the videos in the classroom. There is an exemption in the law that allows non profit educational institutions to use the PP rights for this purpose. Section 110(1)
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Video no longer available - convert to DVD?

Posted by: Carrie
February 20, 2008 @ 12:38pm
Really, you cannot find a DVD copy of Glory for purchase? Maybe you mean you cannot buy an edited copy of Glory.

A few years back there was some hoopla about companies like CleanFlicks that would edit out "bad language" or violence to... Read more...
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Music on graduation video

Posted by: Carrie
February 20, 2008 @ 10:28am
The problem is making the copies for each student - an unauthorized reproduction (generally an infringement). A fair use justification is not out of the question - especially if limited amounts of songs are used. However, music is more highly protected... Read more...
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Articles in Library Association Journal

Posted by: ksmith
February 16, 2008 @ 9:34am
It is confusing, but here is some information that might be helpful.

Everything depends on dates here, and you don't say what are "historical" issues of this journal. The significant turning point here is March 1, 1989
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CD in Jewel Case - placed in better packaging

Posted by: MollyKleinman
February 15, 2008 @ 9:04am
Cutting out the covers from the original jewel cases and putting them into the new packaging would be fine. Libraries do this all the time when they re-bind books, so I can't see why it would be any different for CDs.

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Book and DVD cover copyright

Posted by: Carrie
February 13, 2008 @ 12:45pm
Another concern might be the use of the covers to promote a film series in the library, even though the screenings are free. The public performance of the film is the problem unless you have prior authorization to screen the films. And if you do have a... Read more...
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book covers on websites and book lists

Posted by: Carrie
February 13, 2008 @ 12:40pm
I have argued elsewhere that the use of book covers as you describe is fair use because it is non-profit, aims to enrich people's lives so it is socially beneficial, only small thumbnails are displayed, the books have been lawfully acquired and that the... Read more...
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Paulo Coelho promotes digital piracy of his own books

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 8, 2008 @ 1:28pm
That's pretty cool. He mentions Cory Doctorow, who runs BoingBoing.net. Cory's been releasing his books on the internet for years under Creative Commons licenses, encouraging not just translations but things like comic book versions. His dead tree... Read more...
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Legal way of using a Disney Character

Posted by: Carrie
February 8, 2008 @ 10:37am
I recently learned that motion picture studios frequently ignore permission requests that don't guarantee a permission fee. For example, if you are the permissions person at Disney, you only attend to the requests from commercial entities that will most... Read more...
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What is the law regarding this school situation?

Posted by: Carrie
February 8, 2008 @ 10:19am
I tend to agree that this is a bit over the top. My assumption is that many of the titles the teachers wish to use are available in the audio book format in the marketplace. If you make your own copy, you are avoiding a sale - but then you make more... Read more...
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can I upload mp3 songs with low bit rate on my website?

Posted by: Carrie
February 8, 2008 @ 9:47am
Who will have access to your web site?
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Online Courses and Copyright

Posted by: Carrie
February 8, 2008 @ 9:43am
I'll add that ALA has a paper on its web site regarding fair use and electronic reserves. It goes into a bit of detail regarding the four factors.
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Copyright Interview

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 7, 2008 @ 12:59pm
If you want to find out about predictions and controversies, try some of the copyright blogs and clearinghouses: http://questioncopyright.org/promise, http://www.pirate-party.us/main, http://www.eff.org/, http://www.sivacracy.net/, as well as our own... Read more...
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DVD recording of church service?

Posted by: Kathi K
February 1, 2008 @ 8:23pm
Hi!
Just wondering if anyone can tell me what things we have to consider regarding copyright in order to record our church service on DVD and distribute it to shut-ins? We currently do this on cassette tape and we would like to update the... Read more...
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Digital Art History Review Copyright Question

Posted by: ksmith
January 25, 2008 @ 12:54pm
I think all of the fair use factors actually count against this use, harmless as it seems. Regarding the second factor, it is the nature of the original that is considered, not the nature of what you create. In this case, the originals are highly... Read more...
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Photos from a State Agency Contract

Posted by: ksmith
January 23, 2008 @ 3:00pm
Assuming that it is correct that state documents are not covered by copyright, and I believe that it is, the question will depend heavily on the agreement between the contractor and the state. If the contract specified that the contractor retained... Read more...
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Musicians Produce Their Own Cds, Getting Rights to Re-create old songs

Posted by: MollyKleinman
January 21, 2008 @ 9:51am
There was a question about this in the forum not too long ago. You can see the discussion here:

http://www.librarycopyright.net/wordpress/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=1164

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Saving .PDF files

Posted by: heather
January 15, 2008 @ 11:13am
Our library catalogs some .PDF files that are available freely on the internet (mostly online documents produced by non-profit organizations, or from open access journals). While we link to the original .PDF in our catalog record, we have considered... Read more...
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Photography copyrights

Posted by: ksmith
January 10, 2008 @ 12:00pm
Several questions need to be answered here. When were the photographs taken? In what year did the photographer die? By "copyrighting" the collection, I presume you mean registering it with the copyright office; when was that done? All these dates will... Read more...
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Copyright laws when making recordings from published materials.

Posted by: Freya Anderson
January 7, 2008 @ 3:00pm
If I'm understanding correctly what you intend, it sounds like you would be creating a derivative work of the sheet music. Making a derivative work is a right given to copyright holders. It's possible that fair use might apply, but it's hard to tell for... Read more...
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A question about lyrics

Posted by: COvalle
January 5, 2008 @ 11:39am
Depends on who you ask. ^_^ Most music publishers apparently do not believe that those lyric sites are legal, and some have been shut down. I do not know of any situations that have gone to court, however.
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Dictionary definitions - copyrighted?

Posted by: COvalle
January 5, 2008 @ 11:34am
I just wanted to mention that the amount of work- scouring sources, research, etc- does not at all come into play in the determination of whether or not something is copyrightable in the US. Effort or work put into something ("sweat of the brow") does not... Read more...
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Math and Science Questions for Sale

Posted by: Freya Anderson
December 28, 2007 @ 11:20am
I'm not a math or science expert, but it seems to me that the copyright implications for your question depend upon what type of problems you are dealing with. Facts cannot be copyrighted, so I wouldn't think that there would be copyright issues with... Read more...
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School Newspaper

Posted by: ckristof@kent.edu
December 17, 2007 @ 10:47am
Google and Yahoo don't provide the vast majority of images; rather, they provide access to those images. The images themselves may or may not be in the public domain. Your use may or may not be a fair use. Since many college and university newspapers... Read more...
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Dj's and Copyright??

Posted by: LOTYBOY
December 12, 2007 @ 7:10pm
The ASCAP fees for playing the original music makes sense. But I don't see how that allows a DJ to make Frankenstein mixes of lets say rock songs and call them their own. That to me is the worst form of musical theft possible.

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