Copyright Questions

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Using DVD's on e-reserve

Posted by: williamsonl
June 9, 2006 @ 7:06am
This may not even be a question of copyright--things like this are usually addressed in a licensing agreement when the textbooks are purchased. Educational publishers are quite aware of the needs of the instructor and address these issues beforehand. ... Read more...
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CD burning in libraries

Posted by: Carrie
June 6, 2006 @ 8:54am
Your library should have a policy for things like this. Maybe first a warning and then a suspension of library privileges, or even disciplinary action. The library should not be a haven for wild pirating. We really lose credibility when we talk about... Read more...
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Instructor brings copy of a program he recorded on Cable TV...

Posted by: Carrie
June 6, 2006 @ 8:47am
One further point - the guidelines for off-air broadcasting only apply to "free tv" that is broadcast channel programming (NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS) not cable.

I think there is a good argument for fair use if the tape were going to be used... Read more...
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Performance rights copyright questions

Posted by: Carrie
June 6, 2006 @ 8:33am
The audiotaping of the plays is a bit tricky. I am assuming that the drama teachers acquired the right to perform the plays (sometimes this is a license that comes with scripts) but did not acquire the right to make a reproduction of the audio. ... Read more...
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Copyright Program at ALA Annual

Posted by: Carrie
June 6, 2006 @ 8:06am
If you find yourself perplexed about copyright, or if you are just stuck at conference for committee meetings and have some time on your hands, consider dropping by our program entitled "Copyright 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Copyright But... Read more...
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10% Rule

Posted by: COvalle
June 4, 2006 @ 8:47am
What 10% rule are you referring to?

If you're trying to take advantage of fair use, there is no such rule- that would likely be a guideline and does not actually have legal weight. Fair use does not have hard and fast numbers or... Read more...
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Resource Room

Posted by: williamsonl
May 25, 2006 @ 6:16am
The public display section (included below) refers to things that are 'shown'--not really paper items. Lending books would fall under the first sale doctrine--the church can maintain a collection of books and loan them to parish members or have them... Read more...
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Is this an example of fair use?

Posted by: JohnnyG
May 18, 2006 @ 7:54am
Hello, all,

I have displayed scans of two one-panel cartoons on my Web site, and the copyright holder alleges infringement based at least partly on economic harm, and he also implicitly denies that the fair use exception applies. (Since... Read more...
Replies: 4

Someone asked me

Posted by: williamsonl
May 16, 2006 @ 6:49am
I'm not really sure of your question, but if you are asking if you can record a television program, off any receiver or the internet, and then sell it to someone, the answer is no. Program recording is for personal use only--it does not matter if the... Read more...
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Music in hallways - performed by school band.

Posted by: RDavis
May 15, 2006 @ 8:03am
The good news is that the rate for compulsory mechanical licenses to make your own recording of a previously recorded and distributed musical work is fixed by statute and fairly reasonable if you only plan to make a limited number of copies of the... Read more...
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published art

Posted by: RDavis
May 11, 2006 @ 11:29am
YBurton,

Nimschke's original works should be in the public domain by now. I did a quick search of the WorldCat database to see if I could locate publication details for the book from the 70's that you mention. All I could find was the... Read more...
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Music in hallways

Posted by: RDavis
May 11, 2006 @ 8:18am
Briguy,

While giving credit to the performer is certainly a step in the right direction, unfortunately it doesn't in-and-of-itself make the use fair. Besides, recorded music usually has at least two sets of copyright owners -- one for the... Read more...
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Using wine bottle labels online

Posted by: RDavis
May 9, 2006 @ 7:16am
Hi --

It appears to me that all of the images on the site are thumbnails. Also, the "Professional Tasting History" section of the site where users post their images of the label is described on CellarTracker's terms & conditions (T&C)... Read more...
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MLA examples on a school website

Posted by: MFakouri
May 3, 2006 @ 2:02pm
Hi, Swilmes.

I am not a lawyer, but I can tell you this. Copyright law gives copyright holders certain exclusive rights. Only rights holders may do the following:

1. reproduce a work
2. make derivative versions of... Read more...
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Student project

Posted by: williamsonl
May 2, 2006 @ 5:55am
If they are using the material for a class assignment that will simply be turned in and seen by only teacher and students, it should fall solidly under fair use. This includes pictures and images. They will need to credit sources to avoid plagiarism... Read more...
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Copyright of images.

Posted by: GClement
April 27, 2006 @ 7:17am
I'm not a lawyer, but this case seems pretty clear cut. Assuming the original image was created in the last 30 years, you should assume it is copyrighted unless there is affirmative evidence to the contrary. Current US Copyright Law (title 17 of the... Read more...
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Creating paintings using copyrighted images

Posted by: GClement
April 25, 2006 @ 6:08am
Echoing what MFakouri has so aptly pointed out, your use of wine label art in your own work may be permissable under Fair Use depending on the specifics of your case. The fact that your intended use is to sell, rather than to educate or perform research,... Read more...
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First Sale Doctrine and ILL

Posted by: williamsonl
April 24, 2006 @ 10:46am
This would be a violation of copyright. The first sale does not allow you to copy the entire book--it only entitles you to give away or dispose of the copy that you own, not make another.

The 'easy way out' under copyright law--probably... Read more...
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Remixes on a website.

Posted by: williamsonl
April 17, 2006 @ 7:40am
Unfortunately this is really an area that is controversial at the moment. The answer depends on who you ask--the law as it stands now does not allow remixing without permission. There is however, a large movement to change the law, but even then there is... Read more...
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Fair Use for Short Quotes, Written and Otherwise

Posted by: COvalle
April 14, 2006 @ 6:05am
It depends on what the law said when the work was created or published. There's a handy chart:
http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm
Replies: 12

New Message Board

Posted by: COvalle
April 13, 2006 @ 11:53am
We've moved to the new message board. Theoretically, everything should be moved over from the previous board. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Replies: 3

Digitizing 35mm slides

Posted by: JMiller
April 12, 2006 @ 3:40pm
Joel,

I am not a lawyer, but here's my take on the situation(s)...

1. For the slides purchased from publishers you should contact the publisher for permission to digitize the slides. Copyright for images is very...
Replies: 2

Editorial Cartoons

Posted by: COvalle
April 12, 2006 @ 11:26am
Not a lawyer, here's my opinion-
If you mean project as in with a transparency or slide projector, document projector, or an already existing web site, then this use is very likely fine. There is a classroom exception to copyrights in a face to... Read more...
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Possible Disney violation

Posted by: COvalle
April 12, 2006 @ 11:16am
Not necessarily. Fonts themselves generally aren't protected by copyright in the US (that's sort of a generalization, there's a bit more to it than that). Font names may be trademarked, and using a particular font in a certain way may infringe on the... Read more...
Replies: 1

CAN Maintenance

Posted by: COvalle
April 11, 2006 @ 7:35pm
The Copyright Advisory Network forums will be temporarily off-line later this week as we move to our new software. I'll post more specific detail as we make some final adjustments and will try to give advance warning the day of the switch. Hopefully, we... Read more...
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