Copyright Questions

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Public university library showing of videos

Posted by: MFakouri
January 2, 2007 @ 10:02am
Hi.

I can’t advise about how to proceed, but I can offer a bit more information. The Copyright Management Center at Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis has addressed your situation. It’s discussion is available... Read more...
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Message board question/violations?

Posted by: MFakouri
January 2, 2007 @ 9:19am
Hi, Howard.

Good question. My non-legal opinion is that whoever posted the article should have thought twice about posting it on an online discussion board. Even though the article seems to be freely available on the Internet, it is owned... Read more...
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Scanning pictures from a book and saving

Posted by: ksmith
December 18, 2006 @ 6:59am
Certainly fair use can apply to classroom situations.

Can I assume that this is a face-to-face setting in a public K-12 school? Based on that assumption, the specific teaching exception to the display right, found in section 110(1),... Read more...
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One article from a journal versus one chapter from an edited book

Posted by: COvalle
December 7, 2006 @ 6:03am
Reserves and electronic reserves are usually argued as justified by using a fair use argument. Different institutions have different policies about how much of a work they'll put on reserve, how long they'll put it on reserve, and so on.
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recovery and distribution of outdated media

Posted by: COvalle
December 7, 2006 @ 5:58am
I'd say you need to do a fair use evaluation for each thing that you want to copy. There are examples on the board of fair use evaluations if you search for "fair use." Whether or not something is still exploitable commercially will affect one of the... Read more...
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Change vhs format to dvd

Posted by: COvalle
December 5, 2006 @ 3:17pm
It depends. For personal use, I'd say probably. For other uses, probably not. We'd need a bit more information. Would this be for a personal use, or for an institution (which I assume because a committee is involved)? What kind of institution is it? Is it... Read more...
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Ownership of historic speeches

Posted by: GClement
November 30, 2006 @ 8:51am
Expanding on LWilliamson's excellent response, I wanted to address your question regarding how to determine who owns the rights to speeches. First of all, not all speeches are protected by copyright, even speeches made after 1923. According to Nolo's... Read more...
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copyright and website collations of data / product attributes

Posted by: GClement
November 30, 2006 @ 8:36am
My not-a-lawyer response to your question "is this collation likely to infringe in any way on anyone's copyright?" is "it depends". Some of the information you are collating sounds purely factual and therefore not subject to copyright protection. ... Read more...
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creating an anthology of activities from materials on the Web

Posted by: williamsonl
November 28, 2006 @ 8:08am
You are violating the owner's right to distribute and to copy and to prepare a derivative work. Just because it's free on the Internet, it does not mean you are free to do whatever you would like with it. This is basically creating a coursepack, which... Read more...
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Copyright research?

Posted by: COvalle
November 27, 2006 @ 10:08am
Currently I'm working on a paper attempting to look at the state of copyright-related research, in general and then specifically as it applies to higher education and libraries. Most of the empirical research I've seen deals with P2P, piracy, and related... Read more...
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digitization and libraries

Posted by: COvalle
November 22, 2006 @ 7:57am
I was looking for that provision- I recalled reading it but couldn't find it in my brief search. Thanks.
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Valid CR Symbol?

Posted by: williamsonl
November 20, 2006 @ 8:44am
The official U.S. policy on what constitutes a copyright notice can be found at http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.html
The way I read this is that the notice you have does not constitute a proper copyright notice and would not be valid. The... Read more...
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Commercial video in online course

Posted by: williamsonl
November 15, 2006 @ 2:38pm
If your university is TEACH compliant, I believe this would be okay provided your meet all the provisions. 8 to 10 minutes is rather a large clip, but if the entire thing is necessary to the assignment, then it shouldn't matter.
I also believe a... Read more...
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Licensed character violations

Posted by: MKardick
November 14, 2006 @ 12:20pm
If the other crafter is not using licensed products (kits, fabric, etc.) to make the characters then you are correct that what he/she is doing is infringement, however, the holder of the copyright or trademark is the one who must bring a cease & desist... Read more...
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Blogging a paper on fair use

Posted by: harpergk
November 13, 2006 @ 3:26pm
I have been working on a paper that analyzes the subject of fair use in the context of electronic reserves and course management systems. You know, typical faculty member posting course readings either through the library or directly in his/her course Web... Read more...
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Job Opening

Posted by: ddbyrne
November 13, 2006 @ 1:53pm
Director, Copyright Advisory Office
The Columbia University Libraries and Information Services Division invites applications for the newly established position of Director, Copyright Advisory Office.
Reporting to the University... Read more...
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Use of Copyrighted materials by a non-profit educational foundation

Posted by: ksmith
November 10, 2006 @ 6:50am
I'm not sure I entirely understand your question, but insofar as I do, a lot of the answer will turn on whether the faculty member is the author of the articles or not. I can not tell if his archive is of his own work or that of others.
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Copyright question on unknown author of a writing process

Posted by: GClement
November 6, 2006 @ 11:33am
I agree with KSmith that there does not seem to be an issue of copyright in your use of M&M's for a K-12 lesson plan. In fact, a cursory search on the Web retrieved numerous examples of M&M-based lesson plans posted to various curriculum web sites. ... Read more...
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Podcasts of Copyrighted Books

Posted by: williamsonl
November 6, 2006 @ 8:00am
I am not aware at this time of any kind of umbrella licensing for this type of thing. If someone else it, please chime in. This would mean each library contacting each publisher for each book to get permission. If you have several books from one... Read more...
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iTunes workstation for library iPods

Posted by: williamsonl
November 3, 2006 @ 8:32am
Basically, you can only circulate the number of copies that you own. If you only bought one copy, then only one copy can be in circulation. I think you would be okay making a non-circulating cd copy for preservation purposes, but you could not circulate... Read more...
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Right to Publicity vs. Copyright???

Posted by: COvalle
October 30, 2006 @ 7:18am
I agree with that as well.
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Copyrights and Educational use

Posted by: GClement
October 24, 2006 @ 6:07am
I agree with MKardick on the need for you to *thoroughly* investigate whether the movie script you hope to use is still protected by copyright. Determining who owns or owned the copyright for a movie script may be difficult and time consuming and may... Read more...
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Would this be a copyright violation?

Posted by: williamsonl
October 19, 2006 @ 3:01pm
Even though videos on YouTube are freely available, you cannot copy them and sell them to others--they are not yours to sell. Even ignoring the fact that many of the videos on YouTube are not owned by the posters and are already in violation of copyright... Read more...
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Digital art with photo I took of a public sculpture?

Posted by: COvalle
October 19, 2006 @ 9:46am
Sculptures are protected by copyright like other art pieces, so you should treat it like you would a painting or photograph. This means that you'll probably need to do a fair use evaluation to determine whether or not your use is fair.
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digitizing Video Collection

Posted by: COvalle
October 19, 2006 @ 9:44am
You cannot assume that. If the video tapes are available in any non-obsolete format, including VHS, then you probably don't meet the requirements for section 108 copying.
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