Copyright Questions

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ebook website.

Posted by: GClement
July 13, 2011 @ 6:13am
Hello,

US copyright law does not have a specific provision for ebooks...if the ebooks in question are copyrighted by someone other than yourself, you need to comply with the provisions of US Code, Title 17 which you can find online at...
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Want to know about copyright law site.

Posted by: williamsonl
July 1, 2011 @ 8:14am
Dr. Shila,
Medical ebooks are not treated any differently than any other copyrighted material. There are many resources linked from our homepage on educational exemptions for using copyrighted material. Ebooks fall under the same copyright law as... Read more...
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picture books and SmartBoard

Posted by: GClement
June 30, 2011 @ 12:21pm
There are two exceptions (outside of Fair use) that might fit the circumstances of your situation.

(1) Section 109(c)

If the situation involved just one classroom, it would seem that projecting the book using the SMART... Read more...
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National Research Council Canada and ILL

Posted by: GClement
June 29, 2011 @ 7:13am
When working in the US, we apply US Copyright law in our activities. As you noted in your post, US Copyright law (Title 17, Section 105) only provides for the public domain status of US federal works (and there are caveats as to what constitutes a US... Read more...
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online storytime?

Posted by: GClement
June 28, 2011 @ 10:52am
Lea, It sounds like you are doing some wonderful programming on behalf of your young patrons!

Because you are publicly performing a song and redistributing it over the Internet, your use would be a copyright violation if the song is... Read more...
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Modification of questions

Posted by: GClement
June 28, 2011 @ 7:30am
To be eligible for copyright protection, a work must have a minimal amount of original creativity. The examples above, in my individual opinion, skate that line, but some may argue they are copyright-worthy. In general, questions in textbooks and... Read more...
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Hypothetical Situation: Could this be "fair use"?

Posted by: GClement
June 22, 2011 @ 2:56pm
florida, My understanding from library legal scholars is that no one factor in the four factors nalaysis trumps the others and that no one factor is dispositive. All four factors need to be considered in aggregate.
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reserves, moodle and fair use

Posted by: williamsonl
June 16, 2011 @ 12:39pm
Barry,
I personally would consider the copy on physical reserve the same as the electronic. Whichever way you use it, you are still making copies of an item that you feel exceeds fair use limit. A copy is a copy. It does seem to me that putting... Read more...
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I would like to translate and publish a book from English to my native

Posted by: williamsonl
June 16, 2011 @ 12:29pm
I'm not really clear about what you mean by 'copyright letter'. Do you mean a letter that you will send to the copyright holder requesting permission to perform and publish the translation? If so, you might check the publisher's website--most have either... Read more...
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eReaders

Posted by: RuthDukelow
June 14, 2011 @ 11:14am
Libraries who are lending eReaders (with content loaded) are doing so under the license which allowed them to download the content to that particular eReader. There is no reproduction of the content (i.e., borrowers are not downloading the content to... Read more...
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Album Reissues

Posted by: RuthDukelow
June 14, 2011 @ 11:08am
Your first step is to do some research to find out who currently owns the recordings you wish to reissue. A quick look via Google suggests that Geffen bought out MCA and that Universal Music Enterprises http://www.umeportal.com/ might now be handling MCA... Read more...
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I'm writing some commercial software for which I would like to use an

Posted by: RuthDukelow
June 14, 2011 @ 10:59am
Photographers can claim copyright ownership of photographs they take. If you wish to use a photograph protected by copyright in commercial software, you would need to get the copyright owner's permission to avoid copyright infringement. If you do not... Read more...
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private translation

Posted by: JanetCroft
June 13, 2011 @ 12:37pm
If you are just doing it for yourself for practice or for your own enjoyment, you can do anything you want. If you want to publish it, then there are copyright concerns that may differ from country to country.
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Copyright Questions Regarding Tutorials and Video Game Footage?

Posted by: GClement
June 13, 2011 @ 7:57am
Generally speaking, web posting of content that is copyrighted by someone else is an infringement of the owner's rights and you would be legally liable for violating copyright law.

However, if you create the tutorials yourself and... Read more...
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Vintage floral illustrations

Posted by: GClement
June 6, 2011 @ 7:01am
In considering what the copyright issues might be in using a particular work, an initial question should be whether the work is, in fact, protected. We can assume that Crispian de Passe's 1615 "A Garden of Flowers" is in the public domain due to the age... Read more...
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Screen shots

Posted by: GClement
June 2, 2011 @ 3:42pm
Copying someone else's content (even as a screen shot) and displaying it to the public on a presentation slide implicates two rights controlled by the copyright owner: the right of reproduction and the right of public display. You would need permission... Read more...
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Fair Use

Posted by: GClement
June 1, 2011 @ 12:04pm
Twomnms,

It sounds like you want to use some charts from a report that you purchased to deliver a seminar, and you are wondering if your use would constitute a Fair Use under US Copyright law.

Copyright law requires... Read more...
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phone app using a web based game without breaching copyright

Posted by: GClement
May 26, 2011 @ 11:08am
Jimmy,

Your first question is difficult to address without getting more specific information on what copyrighted content you are trying to use in your app, and how exactly you are using the copyrighted content in your app.
... Read more...
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Recording Book to use with school wide program

Posted by: GClement
May 24, 2011 @ 9:56am
Your instincts are right, in the sense that a public reading of a copyrighted book, with recordings of that reading distributed in unlimited fashion, could be violations of the copyright owner(s)' rights. In fact, the scenario you describe has the... Read more...
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Original art depicting famous historical figures on a shirt

Posted by: GClement
May 11, 2011 @ 10:46am
Hello Joanne,

Your interesting posting seems to contain multiple questions that touch on various legal matters, including but not limited to copyright. This forum is specifically dedicated to copyright -- we are not equipped or qualified... Read more...
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Is this "Fair Use"?

Posted by: GClement
May 9, 2011 @ 1:21pm
Judithka,

Our Forum is set up as a web service only, and our service policies limit us to responding only to the questions posted here.

It sounds like your second question is also one of Library licensing terms and... Read more...
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Public Performance Recording

Posted by: GClement
May 9, 2011 @ 8:59am
When your club licensed the rights to perform the play, did you include these other uses in your negotiations? On its own, videotaping the performance without permission of the play's copyright holder could be a violation of his/her rights as well as a... Read more...
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Digital Map Data Copyright Question

Posted by: GClement
May 3, 2011 @ 10:01am
Hi Justin,

The use of geospatial data can be pretty complex, so thanks for the additional info. As a science librarian with GIS training, I am still having a hard time understanding how exactly you are using the copyrighted data. It is... Read more...
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Specifications in a copyright letter

Posted by: GClement
May 3, 2011 @ 9:24am
Jimprince, By the term 'copyright letter,' are you referring to a letter in which you request permission from the copyright holder to allow you to translate the book into your native language? Or are you referring to a 'cease and desist' letter which you... Read more...
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copyright on translation: Can I post it in Internet for free ?

Posted by: JanetCroft
May 2, 2011 @ 12:07pm
If the author owns the rights and does not want translations made available, under American copyright, you can't do this. One of the rights a copyright owner holds in the US is the right to allow translations. The only other thing I might suggest is... Read more...
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