Copyright Questions

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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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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.

As for color... Read more...
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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

The answer to your question, which appears in... Read more...
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