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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...
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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...
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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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possession of negatives means possession of rights?

Posted by: JMiller
April 10, 2006 @ 2:47pm
Ownership of the item does not imply ownership of a copyright. Just like you can own a book or a photograph without owning the copyright, you can own a negative of an image without owning the copyright. If it was the photographer who donated the... Read more...
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Question about co-owner copyright dispute

Posted by: JMiller
April 10, 2006 @ 2:34pm
Hi Brandon,

This is a tough question that you might need a lawyer to solve. If it's a matter of a disagreement between your partner and you, there's not much anyone else can do to help. If, as you say, you created the characters and... Read more...
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Printing T-Shirts Using Images of Film Characters

Posted by: COvalle
April 6, 2006 @ 4:28pm
I also think the use is risky. Besides copyright, you have trademark and publicity issues as well.
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Webcam broadcast copyright question

Posted by: COvalle
April 4, 2006 @ 12:34pm
That's a complicated issue. Since it's presumably a recording of your broadcast, you may have copyright in that broadcast- bit if you weren't the one who initially "fixed" the work, things can get dicey. If they have been posted to websites, you could... Read more...
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software from previous computer

Posted by: COvalle
April 2, 2006 @ 6:43pm
It sounds like you're talking about OEM software. I run into this situation in the course of my work pretty regularly.

In general, software licenses can be an iffy thing. Some parts may be valid, some parts may not be valid, depending... Read more...
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teachers ownership of intellectual property

Posted by: Carrie
March 31, 2006 @ 2:15pm
A few additional points.

If the teachers hold the copyright to their work (and it is not work performed as part of their regular employment), they had to sign a document in order to transfer any rights to anyone. They should have a... Read more...
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locating copyright holder of video

Posted by: Carrie
March 31, 2006 @ 2:02pm
If you have a lawful copy of the video, and you want to use it in the classroom for teaching purposes, why do you need public performance rights? In Canada, do you have an exception that allows for PP in the classroom without prior authorization? Just... Read more...
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Digital Video Recorders and School Libraries

Posted by: JMiller
March 30, 2006 @ 3:49pm
I'm going to jump in here and post some comments, even though I don't know the definitive answer to your question.

If you look at the guidelines for off-air recording of broadcast programming, they are quite restrictive (the PDF can be... Read more...
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Showing a DVD online to my friend.

Posted by: COvalle
March 30, 2006 @ 8:49am
I have a bit of a different take, although I think I reach the same conclusion. I wouldn't advise it.

This type of copying is not allowed under regular copyright law. You'd need to rely on fair use. For the most part, I agree with... Read more...
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Using a song lyric

Posted by: COvalle
March 30, 2006 @ 8:25am
Not a lawyer, here's my take...

Titles aren't protected by copyright (usually). In this situation, however, you might run afoul of trademark, particularly since this particular line has been receiving a lot of attention recently. I'd...
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Audiobooks and ipods

Posted by: COvalle
March 30, 2006 @ 8:14am
Our school received a grant to purchase two ipod shuffles and about 11 audiobooks. Is it OK for me to "check out" one audiobook per ipod and also have a burned CD of the book--not both checked out at the same time? Is it OK to put one audiobook on the... Read more...
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Question about using information from a magazine or Flyer

Posted by: williamsonl
March 27, 2006 @ 7:56am
There is no copyright symbol required for copyright to be claimed. It is very likely that this is copyrighted and you might need permission, depending on how much you are going to use, etc (the four factors of fair use--checklist on the right of this... Read more...
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Copy pictures with permission, I enhance them, are they mine

Posted by: JMiller
March 23, 2006 @ 6:13pm
barrynj,

I'm not sure there's a definitive answer to your question -- as a lot of lawyers would say, "it depends." One of the exclusive rights of copyright is the right to make derivative works. If your friend gave you permission to... Read more...
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Instructional videos

Posted by: williamsonl
March 22, 2006 @ 8:34am
As long as you do not include any of the original video or accompanying music, I don't believe there would be any problem with you making your own. Yoga movements have been around for hundreds of years and I can't see that there would be any restrictions... Read more...
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Website Fee for Accessing Linked Info

Posted by: JMiller
March 21, 2006 @ 9:59am
If you copy other people's writing, even a job description, then you very well might be violating their copyright. If you are just providing links to job descriptions on other pages, then this does not violate copyright law. Could you summarize the jobs... Read more...
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old photos and ephemera

Posted by: COvalle
March 21, 2006 @ 8:08am
Note that the report is not law yet, and does not actually offer safety until the recommendations are written into law. It would probably still be a good idea to follow their guidelines, but it doesn't quite protect you yet.
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WPA Writers Project materials

Posted by: JMiller
March 20, 2006 @ 6:59pm
Hi jwbkmn,

Do you have the actual leaflets? Is there a copyright notice indicated anywhere? I don't know specifically about these historical leaflets, but after doing some online searching, it appears that at least some of the WPA works... Read more...
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Using web images on my blogsite

Posted by: COvalle
March 16, 2006 @ 3:25pm
Both of these questions will probably rely on the context of the situation.

Images on the web are likely protected by copyright. You are potentially infringing on copyright if you use images you find online on your own site. There are... Read more...
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Using Rhapsody in public libraries

Posted by: COvalle
March 13, 2006 @ 6:59am
Interesting question. For this specific situation, I would say that it is probably not likely to be able to take those actions because it would seem to go against the terms of service.

If the library received a CD that was legitimately... Read more...
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Question for Nexis users

Posted by: RDavis
March 10, 2006 @ 11:36am
Westofrome,

I believe this is going to be determined by the terms and conditions in the license agreement that govern your use of Nexis more than it will by copyright law. License agreements fall under contract law, and as such they... Read more...
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ILL - Special Issue Journals and CCL

Posted by: RDavis
March 8, 2006 @ 10:42am
I'm also no expert on ILL, but I'll take a stab at this.

Yes, sec. 108(d) of copyright law says that this exemption applies to a copy "of no more than one article or other contribution to a copyrighted collection or periodical issue."... Read more...
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