Copyright Questions

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He Say's It's Not Mine

Posted by: ksmith
December 16, 2010 @ 9:36am
Your friend might think that, because he paid you, he owns the copyright in the works you produced. That is a common mistake. Simply paying someone to produce a copyrightable work does not turn it in to a "work made for hire." As Janet says, unless... Read more...
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copying case laws for school law class

Posted by: JanetCroft
December 13, 2010 @ 1:59pm
Just collecting the laws in one place doesn't give the publisher (WestLaw, for example) copyright. Probably most case laws are considered government documents and thus not copyrighted. But any additional commentary may be copyrighted by the republisher,... Read more...
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Ancestry image copyright questions

Posted by: JanetCroft
December 13, 2010 @ 1:58pm
You would be safest writing to someone at Ancestry.com to make sure what their policies are. Technically, anything prior to 1923 is out of copyright, and simply uploading an old photo to a website is not enough of a transformative use to give the uploader... Read more...
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register the copyright for a original poster?

Posted by: JanetCroft
December 13, 2010 @ 1:49pm
Yes, you could do that. It's already copyrighted, since you have fixed it in a tangible medium, but if you are concerned about piracy of the collage poster itself, you may want to register it for an added level of protection.
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Publishing non-copyrighted proceedings in an online journal

Posted by: JanetCroft
December 13, 2010 @ 1:47pm
This sounds a lot like the arrangements I have with authors for the journal I edit. What she needs is a SPARC Addendum compliant author agreement spelling out exactly what uses she/the society will make of the essays -- for example, it will be published... Read more...
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Using Copyrighted characters in a cookbook?

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 29, 2010 @ 1:29pm
Those are trademarked characters. You will need to contact the companies by which they are trademarked.
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citing outcome from a research article?

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 22, 2010 @ 1:50pm
As long as the material you quote is of a reasonable length and you cite your source and give credit to the author, that is a fair use. If your quote becomes rather long,you may need permission. Different publishers vary as to how risk-averse they are;... Read more...
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Creative Design copyright question?

Posted by: dmcmicken
November 18, 2010 @ 9:42am
I've designed a pendent and I paint abstract original art on each piece with different things like shoes, hats, lots of different things. (1) Could something like this be copyrighted? (2) Could I get in trouble for painting a soda cap in a circle using... Read more...
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School library audiobook Question

Posted by: imcguy
November 17, 2010 @ 11:36am
Here's what I'm trying to do. I'm getting mixed answers on whether or not this is okay.

1. Students record themselves reading books from the library. These are loaded on to MP3 players for students to use while following along with the... Read more...
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Back-up Copies of Leader Guides

Posted by: williamsonl
November 15, 2010 @ 5:50pm
You thinking is right on target. It may not be logical, but that it the law. First sale and ereserves does not apply. You cannot copy the entire guide and post it online--this would be a violation.
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Photographic Copyright and Creative Inspiration

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 10, 2010 @ 2:47pm
ALL posts containing commercial links will be removed, no matter how relevant the text may seem to be.
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Magazine Article/Filler question

Posted by: JanetCroft
November 9, 2010 @ 1:19pm
That should depend on the magazine's agreement with the original author. It's most likely that the author would grant the magazine limited permission to reproduce that segment but retain copyright of the original whole. The magazine, however, may have... Read more...
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Copyright law jurisdiction

Posted by: ksmith
November 9, 2010 @ 12:27pm
International agreements have done a lot to harmonize copyright laws around the world. Both the US and Canada are signers of the Berne Convention and members of the World Trade Organization, so they both participate in the major treaties. The result of... Read more...
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Is this copyright infringement?

Posted by: Newblogger01
November 7, 2010 @ 9:46pm
Hi folks,

I am new to blogging and am trying to be very cautious about covering my tail. I would appreciate if anyone could sort this issue for me. I am hoping for sourced/qualified advice.

My blog will essentially be... Read more...
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Public Domain question regarding Zane Grey publication

Posted by: COvalle
November 1, 2010 @ 3:30pm
I believe that's true as far as copyright. Whether or not its in an archives shouldn't make a difference as far as subsequent uses- the archives can restrict who can use the material by restricting access to their physical artifacts (not providing access,... Read more...
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research on web site content

Posted by: JanetCroft
October 25, 2010 @ 2:42pm
Are you with a university? This is the sort of question your instituional review board (IRB) can answer. It usually depends on a variety of factors, such as potential harm to or exposure for the people experimented upon or interviewed.
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Quoting dictionary definition in my book

Posted by: JanetCroft
October 25, 2010 @ 2:40pm
You're welcome! I think it's important for users to assert their Fair Use rights and not just automatically assume everything has to have permission and be paid for. That's not the way it works, but if we keep believing people who tell us it should be,... Read more...
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Film shown by guest lecturer in classroom

Posted by: COvalle
October 21, 2010 @ 2:56pm
I'm not sure I understand the point you're trying to get across, John.

The guest lecture may or may not be the property of the guest dependent on circumstance, but that doesn't really play into the guest's use of the movie.
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Copyright book suggestions

Posted by: COvalle
October 21, 2010 @ 2:51pm
I'd also check out Peter Hirtle's Copyright and Cultural Institutions; you can check it out online to see if you'd like to order it.
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Educational VHS, DVD, streaming

Posted by: COvalle
October 21, 2010 @ 2:50pm
You'd have to make a fair use argument. Just because it's free on the Internet doesn't necessarily mean that you can use it.
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Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry

Posted by: JudyD
October 19, 2010 @ 1:45pm
A professor wants to build a database of activities based upon the ideas in the book, The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry. The book is out of print, but still in copyright. Students will learn the concepts in the book, create... Read more...
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Selling Replica.

Posted by: freegilad
October 14, 2010 @ 3:05am
Hi Everyone.
I have a kiosk in a mall and I sell iPhone accessories .
I want to sell brand names iPhone cases that are replica (not original),for ex. Louis Vuitton or Gucci cases.
My question is ,Can I sell it?? legally...?...
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About public domain translations

Posted by: RuthDukelow
October 12, 2010 @ 2:18pm
A translation is usually considered a derivative work and, as such, can be protected by copyright separately from the original work, even if the original work is in the public domain. For example, "West Side Story" is protected by copyright, even though... Read more...
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Post-1923 printings of work originally published before 1923

Posted by: RuthDukelow
October 12, 2010 @ 2:11pm
The work published prior to 1923 would be in the public domain even if reprinted after 1923 (assuming the "reprint" is a facsimile of the original pre-1923 work and not a revised edition or derivative work).

If a pre-1923 published work... Read more...
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Fair Use Goes to the Opera

Posted by: JanetCroft
October 7, 2010 @ 1:54pm
You don't say what you want to use them for, but the Music Library Association has some good guidelines that might help: http://copyright.musiclibraryassoc.org/
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