Copyright Questions

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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.

--... Read more...
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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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Copyrighting a revision of a PD item

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 11:58am
Right. If there really is no revision, you have stumbled upon a copyright notice that is in error (accidently maybe - becaude this guy might not know that there is a distinction between publication and copyright).

we could publish the... Read more...
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Re: License Agreements Which Charge More For Multiple Users

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 11:55am
The license agreement applies. Copyright law is a stranger here.
-cr
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Copyright Ownership

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 11:51am
if you did not specify who would hold copyright, then the consultant holds the copyright because they are the author/creator.

of course, the copyright holder could transfer a right or rights of copyright to you but that would be a... Read more...
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Plagiarism in Non-profit Publication

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 11:46am
Let's assume that we are dealing with both plagiarism and infringement since both can happen at the same time. As mentioned earlier, plagiarism is not a crime, but infringement is.

If your organization did not print the article in... Read more...
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Fair Use Notice

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 8:52am
Julia:

I have never hear of this fair use notice thing. The only notice wording that I understand to be required by libraries is the photocopy warning over the copying machines and on interlibrary loan forms.

[|n|n|]... Read more...
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Speaking of Libraries and Copyright

Posted by: COvalle
August 17, 2005 @ 4:58am
I'm curious- what are people's takes on Google Print?

One of the reasons I ask is a series of discussions going on in blogs related to copyright. Generally, most of the people involved in these discussions tend to be on the same page-... Read more...
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T-Shirt printing...

Posted by: COvalle
August 5, 2005 @ 12:21pm
The license that came with the program should let you know if you can do anything with the images that came with the program. If it doesn't, I wouldn't assume that I could use them unless you can identify the images and see if they're freely available for... Read more...
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Downloading music from the Internet

Posted by: Carrie
August 3, 2005 @ 7:54am
While downlaoding one song for class purposes might arguably be a fair use, why not consider other definitely non-infringing alternatives. Why not suggest that students use a song from a free site - many artists choose to offer some of their music free... Read more...
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something about software licensing

Posted by: Carrie
August 3, 2005 @ 7:40am
I agree with cjovalle.
If anything, we continue to see efforts by the software industry to "beef up" their licenses - through international copyright actions and state laws.

Having said that, I don't think it is necessarily out... Read more...
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Copyrighting an uncopyrighting book with an author

Posted by: AFry
July 19, 2005 @ 1:55pm
I'm not certain that the book isn't copyrighted. According to U.S. copyright law, a work that can be copyrighted is copyrighted as soon as it is written. Registering a copyright is optional, not mandatory.

It...says right on the front...
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Duplicating children's readalongs and other tapes and CDs

Posted by: Carrie
July 15, 2005 @ 1:00pm
Section 108 of the law addresses replacements and the rules are pretty strict.
If you can buy a copy to replace the original copy and the price for that replacement is fair, you have to buy the new replacement copy.

If the... Read more...
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Copyright Scholar Program

Posted by: Carrie
July 15, 2005 @ 12:43pm
Hello all.

The OITP Copyright Advsiory Committee is starting a new program to improve and then fully launch the Copyright Advisory Network. For over
a year, we have been in a semi-test phase with the Network -- we have not... Read more...
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Using licensed cartoon characters in library story times

Posted by: COvalle
July 15, 2005 @ 5:25am
First one's easy- you probably wouldn't be violating copyright law by mentioning the characters. Names aren't copyrightable. You probably wouldn't be violating trademark law, either, since you're not using the names for a commercial use, and in fact are... Read more...
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