Copyright Questions

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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...
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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.
Replies: 2

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...
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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:
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DVD copies of deteriorating VHS tapes

Posted by: JanetCroft
October 6, 2010 @ 1:58pm
That's right. Frustrating indeed. The students could watch them in the library -- but the umbrella of "library" doesn't extend to the whole institution.
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Posted by: JanetCroft
September 15, 2010 @ 2:05pm
Frankly, I'd say just don't watch! It's a bit flippant, but the truth is the student making the copy is the only one responsible for their behavior. But it does sound like they are not paying for copies. If their behavior concerns you, you might want to... Read more...
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Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008

Posted by: LAsue
September 14, 2010 @ 9:49am
Where can I find more information about the provision in the above act (effective July 1, 2010) that requires an annual disclosure to students describing copyright law and campus policies related to violating copyright law?
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fair use of book reviews and annotations (SLJ, Booklist, Follett)

Posted by: COvalle
September 8, 2010 @ 11:34am
Right now, we're entirely voluntary, so answering questions might take longer than it used to because of the time of year.
For fair use, you'll need to make a fair use assessment. Citation doesn't necessarily protect you, but you can include that... Read more...
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Public domain rights

Posted by: COvalle
September 8, 2010 @ 11:28am
No, they don't acquire any rights over the underlying work.
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Copyright higher education and social networking

Posted by: juju
September 7, 2010 @ 8:28am
Can anyone point me to some resources that discuss copyright issues and the use of social networks and social media by higher education faculty?

Thank you.
Replies: 1

government documents - statistics from STAT-USA

Posted by: malicejp
August 27, 2010 @ 9:58am
Our library regularly uses the STAT USA database for student research. Recently we saw the note that the STAT-USA Office is ceasing operations on September 30, 2010.

This caused a bit of panic. Our proposed solution to the problem is to... Read more...
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Republishing old photographic book

Posted by: Flash
August 27, 2010 @ 8:24am
I have a beautiful book of old photos. They were taken by a German photographer and published in 1918 as part of a series of travel books. They are forwarded by a large descriptive text in German. As far as I know the book has not been reprinted or... Read more...
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Who owns rights to a book's translation?

Posted by: JanetCroft
August 26, 2010 @ 3:03pm
If the translators went through the proper process, they should have negotiated for rights and signed a contract with the original publisher of your father's books. Translations are kind of a special case; it might be helpful to think of the translator as... Read more...
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WW I Postcards and use of in a publication

Posted by: JanetCroft
August 24, 2010 @ 12:38pm
Well, the photographs would be considered out of copyright in the US and therefore could be fairly used. The correspondence would also be out of copyright by this date (technically, I don't think it would have been protected by copyright at the time,... Read more...
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Not sure if this constitutes breaking copyrights

Posted by: jane doe
August 17, 2010 @ 10:42am
I made an iPhone application for a certain tool program that is only currently worked out on paper, let's just call it "Real Estate Calculator" and the company that originally started that theoretical calculations has a copyrights to it. My question... Read more...
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