Copyright Questions

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Educational use of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Posted by: DStrass
April 17, 2024 @ 10:01am
We would like to use Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" as an all-reads document for incoming students and their faculty - total of about 300 copies. It is an educational use, we are not charging or profiting from it. The "Letter" has... Read more...
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Copyright for digitized sheet music

Posted by: Gracejenkintown
January 31, 2024 @ 9:33am
We are looking to digitze the sheet music in our church anthem library and get rid of the physical copies. What do we have to do to maintain the copyrights for this music? 
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Streaming Amazon Prime Video rental or purchase

Posted by: mhaas
January 3, 2024 @ 8:06am
If my school has an Amazon Business Account can we rent or purchase an Amazon Prime Video using this account to show this video in a classroom for educational purpose?  What if it is not available as a DVD?  For example, an Amazon Original "A Million... Read more...
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Copyright owner of Fantasy Island 1978 DVD cover

Posted by: AtalyaAlkalay
December 20, 2023 @ 10:47am
I have a client that would like to use the image attached (Fantasy Island DVD cover). He wants to change the text to Fantasy Islander. He asked me to check the copyright authorization and usage fee, if applicable. I can't manage to find anybody that can... Read more...
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What is a favored educational objective

Posted by: domalley
November 15, 2023 @ 3:50pm
Many Fair Use Checklists indicate under the second air use factor (nature of the copyrighted work) that use of the work for a "favored educational objective" supports the determination of fair use. What is meant by "favored educational objective?" Where... Read more...
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Chalk Art

Posted by: scschinagl
July 26, 2023 @ 8:38am
We will be having a chalk art program at my library, called Chalk the Walk. A chalk artist has offered to come and make some chalk art, which would include some book characters. While the art will be washed or rained away relatively quickly, I'm wondering... Read more...
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Fair use - musical in a classroom

Posted by: aross87
July 10, 2023 @ 7:54am
I am trying to help a faculty member understand grand rights and our institutional licensing coverage while also balancing out fair use options. They may want to make changes to their plan depending on what I can explain to them but I want to get my... Read more...
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Is it copyright if I trace over constellation art (simply lines and dots)

Posted by: bunrealism
June 28, 2023 @ 6:04pm
I'm writing a poetry chapbook and all the titles are titles of constellations and I want some graphic of the constellations along with them. I originally just freehand sketched them by looking at pictures but I didn't like how the proportions and lengths... Read more...
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My great aunt wrote a memoir. The book was published in 1967 and she died in 1972. I have recently been asked for permission to translate text from her book. Does this person need permission? If so can I give it to her without consulting the other relati

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June 15, 2023 @ 2:30pm
My great-aunt had no children, and a handful of great-nieces and nephews are alive.
Portions of her memoir have been quoted in numerous books, papers, and journals. I don't think anyone has asked for permission in the past.
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I want to ask about the "Monster Uses" for my Youtube Channel

Posted by: I like modeling MONSTERS
May 30, 2023 @ 3:21am
Hello everyone,
I am a 3D artist, my job is creating 3D models and animating them. Recently, I created a Youtube channel about 3D Hologram, this is my channel: . I am a huge fan of Anime and want to make a Size... Read more...
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I have an image, how to find if the image has a copyright?

Posted by: Nklwen
March 14, 2023 @ 3:52am
I tested to check on, but tell me a bulk of text, and no image to give me detail information.
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Two agencies sold my image, licencee pays licence twice, or splits the price

Posted by: photojournalist
February 11, 2023 @ 6:44am
Hi, my question is international, regardless of your Country. I am referring to those  images which us Contributors have seen published in major outlets, with our credit attribution, followed by 2 agency names, our own, and another one with whom our... Read more...
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Postcard copywrite?

Posted by: Megan1017
February 7, 2023 @ 4:47pm
I have an old postcard from the 60's that I would like to make into a larger print (8x10) to hang in my house. How can I find out if the postcard is protected by copyright? 
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Someone is re-printing my grandfather's very old book for sale on Amazon?

Posted by: CuriousGdaughter
January 26, 2023 @ 11:39am
I had an alert to find any of my Grandfather's old copies of the book "How Good is Your Taste?" on Amazon. Sanford E Gerard.  He passed away in 1950. Everything was left to my Grandmother and when she passed in 1976 to my Mother (an only child) who... Read more...
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using Elmo on a parody in a comic, copyright issues?

Posted by: federicomuelas
January 15, 2023 @ 12:08pm
I'm using the character of Elmo in a few pages of a comic journal I'm doing about my experience with cancer (dark, I know), and I wonder if I'm violating their copyright or if this can be considered fair use since I'm doing a... Read more...
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Can a magazine publisher that my freelancer photos are in scan magazines years later and provide them digitally on the internet?

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January 10, 2023 @ 2:42pm
I've provided photography (to which I retained copyright) to a magazine publisher for many years. The original publisher no longer exists but sold the company to another publisher. The new company has scaned the magazines, (75 years worth) and now... Read more...
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Copyright denied - now what? Or did I submit incorrectly?

Posted by: LazyDog
December 13, 2022 @ 10:08am
Not sure if I did something wrong or what, but the copyright I submitted was denied. I created a shape. It is for a front fender vent decal for use on Jeeps and gladiators. I want to copyright it so no one else can sell what I have created. Can anyone... Read more...
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Questions regarding the compilation of a prayer book

Posted by: Carlson5
November 18, 2022 @ 5:12pm
I am working on a project compiling Catholic prayers in a book format. The book is not for resale more of a collection to have them all in one place. I am trying to determine if prayers can be copyrighted and coming accross conflicting... Read more...
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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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