Copyright Questions

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selling pictures on ebay

Posted by: COvalle
November 11, 2005 @ 10:41am
I am not a lawyer, this isn't legal advice. Going on:

eBay isn't necessarily very specific about why it took down a particular item. I would guess there is a good chance that a) you're not violating copyright, as selling legitimately... Read more...
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Alert on ABC video - site licence for video?

Posted by: sshorb
October 31, 2005 @ 3:13pm
Recently had this email from John Riedelbach, our collection management chair. Apparently, ABC news thinks they can avoid a fair use of their product by putting under a site. Pretty much just FYI -- we should be on the lookout for this practice and find... Read more...
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New copyright legislation?

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 10:04am
Not new legislation.
The US Copyright Office with the Library of Congress has set up a study group to review Section 108 of the law. Does Section 108 need to amended to better reflect the digital environment? Nineteen people have been... Read more...
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Please help!!!!.....Can I resale DVDs purchased from...

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 9:49am
If the DVDs are unlawfully made, then you should not resale.

If you believe that the DVDs are legit, then you can sell them as a matter of first sale.
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lyrics for personal use?

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 9:46am
I think using part of a song's lyrics in school art project would be a fair use. Using a short, discrete lyric would be better than using the entire song, of course.

How do college portfolios work? Do you carry the portfolio with you... Read more...
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video

Posted by: TrishaDavis
October 26, 2005 @ 11:16am
You also have to be very, very careful that the medium (tapes) are marked FOR ARCHIVAL USE ONLY and not to be copied or sold. To distribute further or commercially would mean that they would need releases from all actors involved.
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Print quote of song lyrics on t-shirt

Posted by: COvalle
October 24, 2005 @ 2:48pm
I'd be wary, sadly. Licensing will be difficult. AFAIK, unlike songs themselves, there is no central body that licenses lyrics and there isn't an easy way to track them down. The copyright issues come in because you're distributing lines of a song. You'd... Read more...
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beginner question about book copyright

Posted by: COvalle
October 24, 2005 @ 2:41pm
It's hard to say without knowing if the copyright was renewed. Reprinting a book doesn't necessitate renewing the copyright. If it wasn't renewed, it's in the public domain. If it was renewed, then it's the standard 95 years past publication.

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Antique photos

Posted by: AFry
October 18, 2005 @ 8:38am
1. Published works that were created before 1923 are in the public domain.

2. Unpublished works are in the public domain if the photographer died before 1935.

3. If the author's death date is unknown, unpublished... Read more...
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Keeping a textbook on library reserve semester after semeste

Posted by: BAustin
October 7, 2005 @ 9:53am
The right of first sale would indeed allow the textbook to be kept on reserve for as long as the professor and library wished to do so. Photo- or digital copies are a different matter, of course, subject to the copyright interpretation/policy of each... Read more...
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donated videos from documentary producer

Posted by: COvalle
October 6, 2005 @ 8:21am
If they're lawfully made copies- assuming that the director had the right to make them in the first place- then I believe you can add them to your collection, via the doctrine of first sale (section 109). If anyone disagrees, please post. ^_^
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Question about modifying copyrighted illustrations

Posted by: TrishaDavis
October 4, 2005 @ 11:22am
I'm glad to see that you are requesting permissions. You should never assume that someone would be willing to share their work with you without recognition, especially if you will be paid royalties for the book. The fact that you've made modification... Read more...
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using web page in presentation

Posted by: COvalle
October 3, 2005 @ 12:32pm
I would argue that a learning situation, in a classroom setting, would fall under fair use.
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Newsletter title

Posted by: COvalle
September 16, 2005 @ 7:50am
Names aren't copyrightable, so you wouldn't be violating copyright by using the same name. However, names may be protected by trademark and other laws. "Look and feel" may be copyrightable. Parody may be non-infringing, but it depends on if the work is... Read more...
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Fair Use of a team logo for a non profit organization

Posted by: COvalle
September 16, 2005 @ 5:50am
This probably isn't the most appropriate forum for this question...

Well... it might be breaking the law, it might not be breaking the law. You might think that the use is fair, or that trademark doesn't apply, but would the trademark...
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tax on dvds

Posted by: COvalle
September 16, 2005 @ 5:47am
This really isn't the appropriate forum for this question. Sales tax is partly set by your state, so you should probably consult state resources and tax resources.
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Playing Sound Recordings in Public Library Programs

Posted by: COvalle
September 14, 2005 @ 6:36pm
Hm. Well, I would guess that playing copyrighted material in a public setting might constitute a public performance/display, which means that ordinarily that would be an exclusive right of the copyright holder. Now, recordings that might be played during... Read more...
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Locating defunct publisher of railroad books

Posted by: Carrie
September 14, 2005 @ 11:29am
I cannot locate Howell-North Books of Berkeley, Calif., which published books on railroad history ca. 1975 by David F. Myrick. I wish to request permission to reprint a photo, but I cannot find either the publisher or the author. Can anyone help me... Read more...
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Authors' ability to share pdfs with other researchers?

Posted by: Carrie
September 14, 2005 @ 11:13am
Are the articles published in scholarly journals? If so, check the journals because many do note in the pub information that copying for research purposes is okay.
Faculty at other instititions could also request articles through interlibrary... Read more...
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Book Covers and Jacket Descriptions

Posted by: Carrie
September 14, 2005 @ 11:02am
Well of course the law doesn't say anything explicitly about using book covers or book descriptions.

Both are likely to be protected by copyright.

I think that the use of small thumbnail images of book covers is... Read more...
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Making a copy of a video while original is being cc

Posted by: COvalle
September 7, 2005 @ 7:36pm
Interesting case. The Section 108 library exemptions are pretty specific. I don't think this use qualifies under 108. You would need to rely on a fair use argument rather than an exemption for libraries.
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Scanning Magazine Articles

Posted by: COvalle
September 1, 2005 @ 11:01am
Depends. You'll probably want to look at fair use, which basically looks at:

1) The nature of the copied work (fact based, creative, etc.) Use of a noncreative, factual work is more likely to be fair than use of a creative work.
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Bit of advice:

Posted by: rhousewright
August 30, 2005 @ 5:31pm
thanks. this site is administered on a very part time basis by me. there should be a rather major upgrade of the site done soon, in theory. in the mean time, i have taken steps (including your suggestions) to avoid hacking problems.

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two articles - one journal issue

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 12:36pm
VMaloy:

I think you have to go with section 108 because this is really clearly laid out in the qoute Alfred gave you from 108.

If a copyright exemption addresses your specific situation, go with it (my advice).
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Designs-apparel

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 12:19pm
My knowledge on this particular posting is minimal. I think that if you can "conceptually separate" the copyrightable portion of the work from the functional portion of the work, you may be able to claim copyright.

I'm thinking of a... Read more...
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