Copyright Questions

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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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COPYING OF TEXTBOOKS

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.
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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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Copyright of old translations

Posted by: JanetCroft
August 10, 2010 @ 12:21pm
Try our digital copyright slider http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/ to check and see. If your translation is pre-1923 you should be able to use it freely.
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Personal Video Library

Posted by: JanetCroft
August 9, 2010 @ 12:16pm
For your personal use, you should be fine.
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Scribd

Posted by: COvalle
July 27, 2010 @ 9:18am
Scribd allows anyone to upload any document. You'll actually have to follow up and determine whether or not the document is there legally. If it's not, using it as a source would probably not be appropriate.
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Using material that has a copyright in a database

Posted by: JanetCroft
July 23, 2010 @ 12:19pm
I don't know for sure, but -- eBay lists brands names of items for sale, so going by that model I'd say yes. Also there are plenty of print versions of checklists for collectors. If you included pictures, you'd be getting into more dangerous territory.
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character from picture book

Posted by: dancer960
July 22, 2010 @ 2:41pm
I am starting out as a beginning librarian in an elementary school. I would like to encourage reading of the books in the library by putting drawings of different characters from different picture books on the walls and show them reading one of their... Read more...
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Spam claiming University's Copyright

Posted by: smarvin
July 21, 2010 @ 11:13am
Received a blanket message on campus alerting everyone to a problem with their email address. Message contains a link to provide correction to the problem. The entire message is false. However, they also used the University's Name with copyright symbol... Read more...
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Question about Copyright & the 3 month grace period

Posted by: ksmith
July 21, 2010 @ 7:59am
There are two major reasons why a copyright should be registered. The first is to be able to bring a lawsuit for infringement in federal court. The second is to be able to collect statutory damages (as opposed to actual damages) if that lawsuit is... Read more...
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Embedding Videos in LibGuides

Posted by: rwrightMD
July 16, 2010 @ 1:46pm
I have found a number of highly informative videos on YouTube that were posted by the publishers Garland Science and iBioSeminars. I am a librarian, and I want to embed them in a LibGuide I am creating for a course. I want to use them because I think... Read more...
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Translation copyright

Posted by: COvalle
July 12, 2010 @ 8:50am
Facts aren't specifically protected by copyright. Patents aren't the same thing, and have issues all of their own.

Of course, the presentation of the facts might be protected by copyright if sufficiently creative (although the fact... Read more...
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Book publisher removes my copyright notice from software.

Posted by: COvalle
July 9, 2010 @ 9:27am
I would suggest talking to an attorney; removing copyright information from a work is potentially a violation of copyright law. It sounds like there are contractual issues as well, so I would really start with that.
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How to obtain rights?

Posted by: COvalle
July 9, 2010 @ 9:23am
There really isn't a simple way for someone to get permission to use copyright content, unfortunately. There are certainly avenues that you can pursue- we've got some links over here: [|n|n|]... Read more...
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SAT and ACT math questions

Posted by: larryraskin
July 5, 2010 @ 9:42am
Both the College Board (maker of the SAT) and the ACT release 3 tests annually (out of the 7 of each that are administered every year) to students who have taken the test and pay $18 to get a clean copy of the test booklet for the month they took the... Read more...
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Disney Characters and copyright law.

Posted by: MKardick
July 4, 2010 @ 8:11am
Someone should jump in here if I am incorrect, but my opinion is that it is OK to show these as part of your portfolio as long as you are not intending to sell them. As a precaution you may want to limit yourself to only one of the images in your on-line... Read more...
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Disney Characters

Posted by: MKardick
July 4, 2010 @ 8:02am
You should search this site for the word Disney. My colleagues and I have previously answered variations of your questions that I believe will be helpful to you.
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