Copyright Questions

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Question about copyrighted PLANS (Directions / Instructions / How-TO)

Posted by: jeanpierre
June 7, 2010 @ 9:56am
I'm writing a book and I'd like to put in directions for a hydroponic growing set-up that is similar to some plans i purchased (DVD and instruction booklet). The instructions are different in my book but there are a couple of aspects that are the same. ... Read more...
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Plato Plays

Posted by: JanetCroft
June 3, 2010 @ 1:35pm
The originals are in the public domain. If you want a translation that's in the public domain, look for one that meets the criteria on our Copyright Slider: http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/
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Poetry In Translation

Posted by: JanetCroft
June 3, 2010 @ 1:32pm
Write to the publisher of the original work if it is in copyright in its home country.
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copying journal articles for DVD based tutorial

Posted by: DEALibrary
June 3, 2010 @ 10:24am
A section within an organization is designing a self paced chemistry tutorial that will be available to the Chemists within the organization. The tutorial will contain a bibliography of journal articles from scientific journals that must be read by each... Read more...
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Diagram key list

Posted by: footballknee
May 31, 2010 @ 10:19pm
My question pertains to technical diagrams. These diagrams often use numbers to label the components and then provide a text-based "key" which is a list of the component names and their associated numbers, instead of cluttering the diagram by including... Read more...
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recording audio for client ... copyright question.

Posted by: JanetCroft
May 28, 2010 @ 12:35pm
It sounds like this is for an entirely private use. You're only charging him for recording him, nothing to do with the material he actually records. The recording won't be used outside his own family. I'm not familiar enough with the Canadian rules, but... Read more...
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Copyright date question

Posted by: JanetCroft
May 25, 2010 @ 2:10pm
There's a difference between date of copyright and date of publication. Technically the item is copyrighted the moment it is "fixed in a tangible format." If you are registering your copyright, formal registration occurs "on the date the Copyright... Read more...
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Using internet images in Art

Posted by: ataraxis
May 15, 2010 @ 11:41am
I am working on an art piece that makes a statement about the internet and how people utilize it. The websites have copyright of these peoples' photos, but if I use them as art, much like a film-maker may utilize a collage of images from tv, do I have to... Read more...
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Photograph Copyrights

Posted by: jzspringer
May 13, 2010 @ 12:20pm
I have a question and as I am new to this forum, forgive me if this topic has already been posted.

I am a librarian in charge of digitizing the library's collection of archived photographs. An outside source has offered a collection of... Read more...
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Forum Restored

Posted by: COvalle
May 4, 2010 @ 3:05pm
You may have noticed that the forums were down for about half a day; one of our database tables became corrupt and we had to restore a backup. If you posted or registered yesterday your information may have been lost, so you will need to re-post. We... Read more...
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showing videos to large groups

Posted by: JanetCroft
April 23, 2010 @ 12:34pm
It depends what your license says, but the more closely you can tie showing these movies to the curriculum, the better, and the safer you will be. It would help if there were lesson plans following up on the movies and using them to discuss issues about... Read more...
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Changing Art in a different medium and copyright

Posted by: JanetCroft
April 22, 2010 @ 1:07pm
If you are the one taking the picture, there are no copyright concerns. If you are painting from someone else's photograph, that's a different matter. Your use needs to be a transformative use; if you are simply copying the original in a different medium,... Read more...
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Using a "public domain" soundclip sample on my CD - Should I credit?

Posted by: powpowmeow
April 19, 2010 @ 2:56pm
The soundclip in question is from a radio broadcast of "The Life Of Riley" from September 20, 1947. The name of the episode is "Junior Runs Away." The clip I use is about 30 seconds or so long. I obtained this clip about 6 months ago from archive.org... Read more...
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Register published visual work as unpublished?

Posted by: Arts541
April 9, 2010 @ 8:39am
I am in the process of registering a large number of photographs. The problem is that many of the shots were taken many years ago and in some cases I can't remember which exact shots were published (gallery shows, ads). Will I have an enforcement problem... Read more...
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Use of images in a wiki

Posted by: lroscoe
April 8, 2010 @ 8:57am
I have a complicated question from an art history professor, so am seeking advice.
"My question related to whether slides for the course can be accessed online (not on our university's website). The images for this course have been culled from a... Read more...
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Copyright question on producing edcuational material

Posted by: JanetCroft
April 5, 2010 @ 12:22pm
It kind of depends what you are doing with your tutorial -- using it in the classroom or posting it online? Also I might suggest you use your own original work to show how it's done. That way you would avoid the question entirely. Or look for... Read more...
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Proper way to show copyright on a digital photo.

Posted by: ksmith
April 5, 2010 @ 5:15am
You should first understand that copyright notice is not required for protection. If you hold a copyright in this image, even publishing it without any notice at all will not destroy your rights. But some kind of notice will be really helpful for anyone... Read more...
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copyright of fiction based on the life story of a living/dead person

Posted by: ksmith
March 23, 2010 @ 9:35am
The person whose story is told does not have any copyright over the facts of his or her own life. Copyright could only be infringed if protectable expression -- letters written by the subject, for example -- were reprinted without permission or the... Read more...
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should I copyright individual images or together as if in a book

Posted by: ksmith
March 23, 2010 @ 9:25am
Several things you should know about this question.

First, and most important, your stencil designs are protected by copyright even if you do not register them. As long as they are original work fixed in a tangible form, they are... Read more...
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Permission required?

Posted by: JanetCroft
March 22, 2010 @ 1:51pm
No -- items mentioned in a bibliography or list of works cited do not need permission. You're just mentioning them, not copying anything from them. It's a similar situation to links -- posting a link does not involve copying anything from it.
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Cool idea... but is it illegal?

Posted by: nathan33
March 20, 2010 @ 4:52pm
Hello all,

I have recently had a really interesting idea of creating a live chat to talk with people on the same website as you.
You can then add private messaging, webcam chat and more.

This could be pretty... Read more...
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Is this stretching fair use?

Posted by: JanetCroft
March 19, 2010 @ 12:23pm
If it's a different class, it's okay, but since it's the same teacher, it stretches it just a little. I'd say go ahead, but if he does it again next year, you might want to seek permission.
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Distance Education - Digitizing Books

Posted by: COvalle
March 15, 2010 @ 8:06am
I would add, though, that transferring format (print to electronic) is not necessarily in and of itself a copyright violation. When you perform such actions for yourself, it is very likely a fair use.
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AMV workshop

Posted by: AMVs
March 8, 2010 @ 1:25pm
I teach workshops for teens designed to increase technical literacy and I'm interested in teaching a workshop on making Anime Music Videos. When I've taught other classes on using programs like Windows Movie Maker to synch up audio and video, which is... Read more...
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ICAAN Applying Copyright & Trademark Laws

Posted by: COvalle
March 3, 2010 @ 8:17pm
It's complicated and a outside our scope. ^^; I'd start here:
http://www.icann.org/en/dndr/udrp/approved-providers.htm
and here:
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains

It appears that the dispute policy involves both... Read more...
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