Copyright Questions

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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Register published visual work as unpublished?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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Copying answer guides to use if ours go missing

Posted by: COvalle
March 3, 2010 @ 8:09pm
Unfortunately, you can't really copy things "just in case." You'd have to try to make a fair use argument, and if they're still available commercially I think you'd have a hard time with your justification.

From Complete Copyright, p....
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Copying Individual Songs from Compilations

Posted by: COvalle
March 3, 2010 @ 8:05pm
This is tough, and I think would require talking to a lawyer if you plan to do something commercially. You've got to look at a few things. Does the CD compilation have copy protection measures? Would you be doing similar compilations to what the CDs have?
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Trademark question

Posted by: COvalle
March 3, 2010 @ 8:03pm
Does the state have a registered trademark? Does the state claim copyright in state works? Was the license plate created by a third party? There are probably other issues involved as well... Read more...
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Can Lillian Too be prosecuted for this translation theft?

Posted by: COvalle
March 3, 2010 @ 8:02pm
Complicated, and depends on the law in the area where she's distributing the work. I mean, he can sue, but without a lot of resources it would be hard to fight this, which if this story were accurate would be unfortunate. But a lot of it will depend on... Read more...
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School: uploading videos to a server for sharing

Posted by: COvalle
March 3, 2010 @ 8:00pm
Where did you get your digital collection? Is it something that you contract with a vendor to acquire?
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Copyright vs. Photosuite

Posted by: JanetCroft
March 3, 2010 @ 12:13pm
It's not really a new photo, and it still belongs to the original copyright holder -- because that's not a transformative re-use. A transformative re-use requires a certain amount of creativity on your part, like using the photo as a reference for a... Read more...
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Patron Copying Online Material in Library

Posted by: JanetCroft
March 3, 2010 @ 12:04pm
I would say not. It's the ultimate user who is responsible. However, you may consider yourself to have a strong ethical responsibility to use the moment to teach about proper attribution of sources versus plagiarism, and to educate the student that it is... Read more...
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Photographs for church anniversary

Posted by: JanetCroft
March 3, 2010 @ 12:00pm
Sounds like what you have there falls into the category of orphan works. And you've made a good faith effort to find the copyright owners, but without success. I think this would be fair use, as long as you realize that if the copyright owner does step... Read more...
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Video Reserves and Copyright infringement

Posted by: ksmith
February 24, 2010 @ 5:47pm
Once the professor has purchased a legal copy of the film, she may re-distribute that particular copy as she wishes. See section 109 of the Copyright Act. This includes loaning that copy to anyone she likes, including to her students through the library... Read more...
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what is the need to put a disclamer on a religious book?

Posted by: JanetCroft
February 17, 2010 @ 4:02pm
People can't sue you just because they disagree with you. People who are not lawyers, for example, may put a disclaimer in their book to say that they are not giving real legal advice and are not responsible for any problems that might arise from what... Read more...
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using images ifrom a book n a university exhibit

Posted by: Freya Anderson
February 15, 2010 @ 9:47pm
I wrote up an answer for this, but was thwarted by technical difficulties (computers!). Let me try again:

Being on a university campus does not automatically assure that posting enlargements would be fair use, although an educational... Read more...
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copyright for translations of ancient literature?

Posted by: Freya Anderson
February 15, 2010 @ 9:36pm
Clearly, the original koans would not be under copyright. Translation normally is a fairly creative process, so the results would normally have copyright protection, assuming that they, themselves, haven't fallen out of copyright. The exceptions to this... Read more...
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