Copyright Questions

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Selling Replica.

Posted by: freegilad
October 14, 2010 @ 3:05am
Hi Everyone.
I have a kiosk in a mall and I sell iPhone accessories .
I want to sell brand names iPhone cases that are replica (not original),for ex. Louis Vuitton or Gucci cases.
My question is ,Can I sell it?? legally...?...
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About public domain translations

Posted by: RuthDukelow
October 12, 2010 @ 2:18pm
A translation is usually considered a derivative work and, as such, can be protected by copyright separately from the original work, even if the original work is in the public domain. For example, "West Side Story" is protected by copyright, even though... Read more...
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Post-1923 printings of work originally published before 1923

Posted by: RuthDukelow
October 12, 2010 @ 2:11pm
The work published prior to 1923 would be in the public domain even if reprinted after 1923 (assuming the "reprint" is a facsimile of the original pre-1923 work and not a revised edition or derivative work).

If a pre-1923 published work...
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Fair Use Goes to the Opera

Posted by: JanetCroft
October 7, 2010 @ 1:54pm
You don't say what you want to use them for, but the Music Library Association has some good guidelines that might help:
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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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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 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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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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