Copyright Questions

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Public Library wants to play music at events

Posted by: Gretchen
September 9, 2022 @ 8:22am
We are a public library with an extensive CD collection available for check out. We are currently having teen events, and we are having trouble determining if we can play our own physical, paid-for CDs at our events.
Does it violate copyright to...
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Using flim clips and stills in an OER

Posted by: tjswku
August 25, 2022 @ 9:53am
Hi there, I have a faculty memeber creating an OER for their course.  She is wondering about using fllm clips and stills in her resource.  Can Fair Use apply?  Are there other restrictions that differentiate this 'permanent' item from say a powerpoint... Read more...
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Looking for a place to start learning about paying royalties

Posted by: SteveL
August 23, 2022 @ 7:54am
I want to make vidoes of street musicians and found that it they play a copyrighted cover song I cannot post it to any download service even with their permission and am doing it without profit. Searching blindly is very frustrating. Can anyone point me... Read more...
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Where do I find the Copyright information in a Newspapers published after 1923?

Posted by: dthomas
August 8, 2022 @ 12:19pm
I want to know if an Obituary published in Des Moines, IA 1943 (No by line sited in the obit), can be shared with out copyright infringement.
the Obiturary definitely looks like one that the paper wrote, but there is no person provided as the... Read more...
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Can I use emails without infringing copyright?

Posted by: Mart11
July 15, 2022 @ 9:51am
I am a copywriter and am planning a course on how to write good emails. 
It was my intention to use examples of other people's emails to illustrate certain points - ie things you should and shouldn't do in your emails. I would credit all... Read more...
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Student newspaper

Posted by: ggallagher
April 29, 2022 @ 10:44am
Hello, our school received a letter from a company called Picrights telling us that a photo in the student paper violated copyright by using a photo that they found online. It was a stupid error since it's a photo of the Pope and there are tons of CC... Read more...
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Library friends group selling merchandise featuring circuses that have now folded

Posted by: sim
April 13, 2022 @ 5:59pm
A descendant of a now folded local printing press donated circus posters to our library. The donor asked the library friends group to create merchandise to sell, featuring the prints. Proceeds of friends groups sales go toward library programs. [|n|n|]... Read more...
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Use of copyrighted merchandise

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April 5, 2022 @ 6:06pm
My husband owns an apparel company with copyrighted designs. 
A store owner wants to buy items for his store but wants his company name added.
Can this person buy and then have a print shop add his company name?
He is obviously...
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adding medical drawings to student lab manual

Posted by: rsfunke
February 17, 2022 @ 8:03am
Good morning,
I have a faculty who is creating a lab manual for her students, and would like to incorporate medical drawings she if finding online.  
We've had a brief conversation about fair use and how using images from various artists... Read more...
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Reuse of Patent Images

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February 16, 2022 @ 10:13am
Hi there,
   A student wants to reuse patent images in a thesis that of course is due tomorrow and published in our repository.  The images are not marked as copyrighted, but I know that doesn't mean they do not have copyright.  I have not... Read more...
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Reuse of Patent Images

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February 16, 2022 @ 10:08am
Hi there,
   A student wants to reuse patent images in a thesis that of course is due tomorrow and published in our repository.  The images are not marked as copyrighted, but I know that doesn't mean they do not have copyright.  I have not... Read more...
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printing sheets for grab and go packets

Posted by: ms1023
February 15, 2022 @ 9:48am
My public library system has been compiling extensive grab and go activity packets for patrons.  In some months, we give out over a thousand.  My branches find "free" sheets on the internet that they want us to use and I always check the Terms of Use... Read more...
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Is the supply of samples a part of the copyright law?

Posted by: motiva
December 1, 2021 @ 2:49am
We manufacture a high end product that costs thousands of dollars to manufacture.
The end product has artwork and quotes assembled upon it.
for the use of these images and quotes we pay to the holder of the copyrights.
The...
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copyright and QR

Posted by: phb256
November 29, 2021 @ 11:38am
I am helping a music history class plan a gallery display. The class wanted to use a portable stereo to play relevant music in the gallery, which I said would be a public performance copyright issue. We came up with the idea of creating an online playlist... Read more...
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using branded clothing in pictures on my website

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November 29, 2021 @ 2:55am
I'm getting a photoshoot done for my website that i'm creating (selling nutrition coaching and courses), I'm based in the U.K. I was wondering if i can have pictures of myself on my website wearing branded clothes like Nike? I wasn't sure... Read more...
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Redrawn concept sketches and art

Posted by: adeng
November 28, 2021 @ 4:46pm
I am hoping to launch a simple animation tool for kids with premade assets (essentially stock images). To help garner interest, I wanted to open character art submissions where I, or another artist, would re-illustrate sketches that the... Read more...
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Logo design

Posted by: Romany Ayoub
November 21, 2021 @ 12:34am
Dear Sir, or Madam.
Currently, I'm working on our business logo design, and I have 2 questions, please: 1- One part of our logo design shows an image of a star. This star looks like a part of another logo design, however, not identical. Ex: our... Read more...
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Wondering about violating copyright with my project

Posted by: whatri
October 5, 2021 @ 2:34pm
I am a graphic designer and I am involved with an art project where I am creating my vision of our world through my eyes by interpretating various characters. I started wondering of the legallity issues along the way before I publish my... Read more...
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Can a UK book that is out of copyright be covered by US copyright

Posted by: Geoff_C
September 19, 2021 @ 11:31pm
I have a book that is very popular that was first published in the United Kingdom in 1948. 
The term of author’s copyright under the U.K. Copyright Act 1842 - which protected only printed works and is applicable to books published before 1st... Read more...
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One Page Copyright?

Posted by: pmoonfyre
September 14, 2021 @ 8:17pm
Years ago I inherited my great grandmother's diary containing witchcraft spells that have been used in our family for generations. There is one particular page I would like to use for a project that I am doing.
The page consists of 13 spells, the...
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"Personal use" of copyrighted material?

Posted by: ElissaD
September 12, 2021 @ 7:41pm
I am an amateur artist, and I love making t-shirts for myself. Usually the images are of characters from shows or movies I like and may or may not be my own original drawings of said characters. Am I breaking copyright law even if these are personal... Read more...
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copyright issue?

Posted by: WyattE
August 2, 2021 @ 5:27pm
I recently was hired by an organization that puts on a music festival to capture footage of everything and create a highlight video of the entire music festival. There is a plethora of artists who performed that weekend. One of these artists reached out... Read more...
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Adapted Images and Figures

Posted by: njuve
July 8, 2021 @ 3:46pm
A student wants to use a figure from someone else's article in their thesis. (They say they do not plan to publish, but our insitituion does place all theses in the PQ database.)
The figure they want to use is from a research article, and in the... Read more...
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Facebook Photo Fair Use Guidelines

Posted by: critchtrat
July 7, 2021 @ 2:03pm
I made a Facebook SATIRE meme, using a publically known person's HEAD, and their dog.
The HEAD and DOG pictures, of the other guy, had been posted by HIM, on HIS Facebook page.
He is a PUBLIC college professor, journalist, meditation...
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Posting material on a website of a professional society

Posted by: ekowler
June 14, 2021 @ 9:58am
(I tried to post this question earlier but it did not appear on the forum so I'm trying again).
I'm on the board of a professional society.  We would like to post the talks and poster presentations given at the last meeting of the... Read more...
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