Copyright Questions

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Photograph Copyrights

Posted by: James123
March 15, 2021 @ 2:05pm
Hello, I have recently gained permission to use photographs from various photographers. These rights were attained through written consent as well as a form which they have signed. I do not OWN the photo, but they have allowed me to use them commercially,... Read more...
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Pre-loading mp3 players with iTunes music

Posted by: trekkeriii
March 10, 2021 @ 8:53am
Is it legal for a healthcare organization to provide pre-loaded mp3 players with music purchased by the healthcare organization through iTunes or other like Music services? Basically the plan is to buy gift cards for iTunes, have a shared Apple ID at a... Read more...
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Book translation copyright

Posted by: petrumadalin
March 6, 2021 @ 3:42am
Hi everyone,
I have been granted the copyright of a book, for the translation in my lanuage in 2009, and the author have just passed away this year. The book have not been published yet. Am I still the the holder of the copyriht of the... Read more...
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Allowing digitization of historic library materials

Posted by: bigede
March 4, 2021 @ 4:02pm
I was contacted by a company since it was interested in digitizing materials in our local history roomfor its product that it hopes to sell to the public for a monthly fee and we could potentially receive a small amount of revenue.
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images and heart of the work

Posted by: hb
February 4, 2021 @ 11:22am
Someone asked me a question that has puzzled me. Would an image in and of itself be considered the heart of the work? If it were a part of an article, for instance, and was not central to the article topic, would it still be judged on its own?
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This may sound hopeless, but I have a Russian language book by Mikhail Zadornov (Ya Nukogda Ne Dumal), published in 2007. I know the copyright laws are different in every country, and there is no way this book could be in the public domain. I believe the

Posted by: Hellb1
December 16, 2020 @ 1:23pm
I have a Russian language book by Mikhail Zadornov published in either 2007 or 2010 that I would very much like to transllate into English. I know that copyright laws are different in each country, and I believe that in Russia copyright lasts for 74 years... Read more...
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Is the Public Domain Slider going to be updated from Flash?

Posted by: Ih8alaoitp
December 4, 2020 @ 7:50am
Since Adobe Flash has an imminent end of life, I am wondering if anyone is working on a non-flash version of the Public Domain Slider?
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Digitizing Local Music CD Collection

Posted by: Lapsis Beeftech
December 2, 2020 @ 6:18pm
The library has a collection of music CDs recorded by artists in the local area, gathered through donations and purchased to serve the local community. Some of these artists are big names, others are local bands which were active for a few years and are... Read more...
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DVD & Copy Protection Technology

Posted by: victorl
December 1, 2020 @ 1:32pm
If a person has requested and been granted permission by the publisher/copyright holder to upload a DVD to an online course management system, does this also give the user permission to circumvent any copyright protection technology that may be present on... Read more...
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Is it ok to provide handouts of presentation slides with images?

Posted by: cb
November 10, 2020 @ 3:51pm
At a medical school, faculty are very concerned about their ability to both post slides with images to the learning management system and distribute those same slides as handouts in class. Often presentation slides include images of diseases and... Read more...
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Trademarking a name

Posted by: musicmaker
October 22, 2020 @ 9:11pm

I'm a singer-songwriter. I'm looking to trademark my artist name, so that I am the only one with rights to upload my music to platforms like Spotify with my name.
I understand that usually, trademarking a name only applies to the... Read more...
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Is sharing music with a substitute musician to let them practice legal?

Posted by: steven8579
October 18, 2020 @ 4:38pm
Hi Everyone,
I'm designing an app in whic musicians request a substitute and  the substitute will agree to cover for them. My question is that I want to implement a feature that will allow musicians to share the music with the substitute only and... Read more...
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Circulating audiobook & print book together -- follow up question

Posted by: kwatson
October 16, 2020 @ 7:42am
Hello again!
Our Tech Services staff had some follow up questions to my previous post about circulating the audio and print formats of a title together:
1) Does it matter that we would be inserting a disc from one publisher into the back... Read more...
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Circulating audiobook & print book together

Posted by: kwatson
October 6, 2020 @ 8:17am
We have a circulating collection of picture books and their audiobooks bundled together as a kit. Currently all of the kits have the audiobook in its original packaging (i.e. jewel case). We would like to reduce the space the collection... Read more...
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Can I sell copyrighted recording of blues and jazz from the 20s and 30s on CD

Posted by: fig000
September 16, 2020 @ 9:16pm
    I've become interested in a a trend that has come about recently. There are a growing number of companies that create monthly subscription boxes, some of them selling rock collections, 80s mix tapes, etc. I would like to sell blues and... Read more...
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Copyright technology

Posted by: Mike
September 8, 2020 @ 2:25am
I have a question regarding copyright technology. The question specifically if companies are able to embed codes or names for them and others to identify who the video clip belongs to?
For example, let's say I...
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Teachers recording themselves reading a text all students purchase

Posted by: Kward
August 26, 2020 @ 10:42am
Hello Copyright scholars,
 Thank you so much for running this forum. I have just found an answer that included a webinar from 3-31-20 about reading aloud. I understand from that post and its accompanying article that the way the source text was... Read more...
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Teachers recording themselves reading a text all students purchase

Posted by: Kward
August 26, 2020 @ 9:15am
 In this tough time of distance learning, our school (an accredited, non-profit educational - K-12- institution) is trying to find creative ways to help students learn. If the school has purchased individual copies of textbooks or novels... Read more...
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Using books from the Public Domain for Commercial Purposes

Posted by: vsili
July 30, 2020 @ 9:39am
I wish to use old books commercially, by taking phrases out of the books, rearranging them and selling them as online materials. Most of the books would be older than 100 years. As far as I know, these types of books are part of the Public... Read more...
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Posting a PDF of a single short story on library Web site for short story discussion group

Posted by: beangelo
July 10, 2020 @ 9:37am
Would it be a violation of copyright to post on the library web site a PDF of a story to be discussed by a library short story discussion group? The PDF would be posted long enough for participants to read it and prepare for discussion. It would be... Read more...
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Controlled Digital Lending

Posted by: Leeali1958
June 17, 2020 @ 12:07pm
I am looking for someone who is doing Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) that willing  to share their policies and/or procedures that were put in place.
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Copyright of test/exam questions

Posted by: Ana Lee
May 17, 2020 @ 9:25pm
Are teachers allowed to use test/exam questions from textbooks to test their students? Would this be under fair use, or do teachers have to create the whole test/exam themselves?
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Providing links to National Emergency Library or Z-Library

Posted by: susabeck
May 15, 2020 @ 1:44pm
I've been providing users e-book links to titles freely available from the National Emergency Library at the Internet Archive and at Z-Library during this period when our library's physical collection is not accessible. A colleague has questioned this... Read more...
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Do virtual open mic night performances need to be original content?

Posted by: mfreeman
May 7, 2020 @ 9:20am
My library is looking to host a Virtual Open Mic Night in the upcoming weeks. We were thinking of inviting folks to read poetry, short stories, or songs; They will only have about a 5 minute timeslot. I've run into the question of whether the content... Read more...
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using book covers and characters for bulletin board?

Posted by: clooney
May 4, 2020 @ 2:33pm
My school's building theme is Chrildren's books. Each teacher will chose a children's book as the theme for their door and hallway bulletin board. 
1) Can teachers put a photo copy of the cover on their board/door? 
2) Can...
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