Copyright Questions

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Copyright and for-profit, private, post-secondary university

Posted by: ksmith
May 22, 2008 @ 11:35am
The widespread, but not universal, practice of treating some electronic reserves as fair use in the first semester of use but requiring permission for subsequent uses derives from the "classroom copying" guidelines which were part of the House report on... Read more...
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music copyrights, lyrics and institutional repositories

Posted by: MKardick
May 20, 2008 @ 8:32am
My short answer but not to be considered legal advice is this. If you are being asked to post the thesis on a limited access website (class members, university staff or some other limited group) for the purpose of education then I believe that is fair... Read more...
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Movie Screening

Posted by: MKardick
May 13, 2008 @ 6:22am
With more and more things being done electronically, I am not surprised that there is not a physical license. I often e-mail asking for permission to include images in our school yearbook and only get an elecronic response. Assuming the entity you... Read more...
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Risk of adding 1940s letters to a digital collection

Posted by: AFry
May 6, 2008 @ 7:26pm
I was hoping that someone else would be the first to answer because I do not believe that my view represents the consensus.

I feel safe in many situations that most people consider unsafe. Most people would say that I am more tolerant of... Read more...
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public performance clarification

Posted by: AFry
April 29, 2008 @ 1:42pm
If so, is it illegal to read a story to your class as a reward or just for entertainment? When I look at 110(1), I don't see anything that differentiates a video from a book.
110 is an exemption. It tells you what you can do (what is legal) not... Read more...
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Document Delivery Services Copyright Restrictions

Posted by: AFry
April 21, 2008 @ 7:27am
I'm not sure that I understand your situation. I think you are saying that the supplier may not be paying the copyright fee, and I think you are asking if you have any responsibility for the supplier's behavior. If I've got that wrong, please let me... Read more...
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Another public performance question

Posted by: AFry
April 18, 2008 @ 1:27pm
I'm not sure this is a public performance, but this is a situation which should ring bells.

According to Title 17 § 101,
[quote]To perform or display a work “publicly” means —

(1) to perform or display it... Read more...
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John Lennon lyrics on T-shirts

Posted by: AFry
April 18, 2008 @ 10:44am
I'm uncomfortable answering this question for at least a couple of reasons. I have not problem talking to my colleagues about whether or not I think this is legal. Depending on the circumstances, I also don't mind talking to individuals who are involved... Read more...
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Circulating a Canadian film

Posted by: Freya Anderson
April 17, 2008 @ 1:31pm
I'm not sure, but this might not be a copyright issue, but more analogous to the practice many publishers have of charging more for institutional/library subscriptions to periodicals. In that case, I think that the higher rate is usually charged for... Read more...
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Movie on the Lawn

Posted by: ckristof@kent.edu
April 11, 2008 @ 1:08pm
This is considered a public performance, which is an exclusive right of the copyright owner. If it's purely for entertainment purposes and not an integral part of a course curriculum, than it's not a fair use. There are quite a few motion picture... Read more...
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Digital photo copyright

Posted by: AFry
April 9, 2008 @ 5:00pm
I'm not an expert on photos.

If I understand you correctly, you have a print which was developed from the same negative used by the magazine. Do you know if you have the original print, which I think would have some kind of magazine mark... Read more...
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Problem-based curriculum and copyright

Posted by: AFry
April 9, 2008 @ 4:32pm
I believe that the average approach is too conservative. I believe that the NYU out of court settlement and decades of misinformation have skewed the entire spectrum. Of course, almost everyone disagrees with me. If the majority of people agreed with... Read more...
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E-reserves and mulitple semesters

Posted by: COvalle
April 8, 2008 @ 2:52pm
With the support of our University Counsel, we use the standard, nonconservative approach to electronic reserves. ^_^ Our counsel does believe that semester-after-semester usage decreases the fair use argument, but it is difficult to say that a use is not... Read more...
Replies: 4

warnings from librarians

Posted by: AFry
April 6, 2008 @ 12:18pm
This topic is an outgrowth of the discussion at http://www.librarycopyright.net/wordpress/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=1430 , but you do not need to read that discussion first.

Here’s the situation that prompted this post:
I was... Read more...
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Copyright/Fair-use lecturer needed

Posted by: ckristof@kent.edu
April 4, 2008 @ 12:21pm
I am in northeast Ohio, but I believe my name was forwarded to you by a colleague earlier this week. After some thought, I'm replying on the forum, too, to cover all bases!
Replies: 2

Consumable components to Everyday Math

Posted by: ksmith
April 4, 2008 @ 11:14am
It is possible to interpret this question as suggesting that the pages from the already purchased books will be laminated for reuse. Thus each new class would read the pages and write whatever response is called for on separate pages. If that is the... Read more...
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Parents, videorecordings and YouTube

Posted by: RuthDukelow
April 4, 2008 @ 11:03am
Here's an example of a school policy on videotaping school events:
http://www.cavalier.net/policies/911.pdf (see especially page 3).
Replies: 1

Are questionnaires protected by copyright?

Posted by: AFry
April 3, 2008 @ 8:13am
In my opinion, section 102 clearly excludes questionnaires, but I promised to get other opinions from the network.

[quote]§ 102. Subject matter of copyright: In general
(a) Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this... Read more...
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taped documentary in Blackboard course

Posted by: AFry
April 2, 2008 @ 7:17am
Only a judge deciding a case can give you a definitive answer, but I believe this is fair use. You can search this forum to find more detailed explanations of fair use and examples of fair use determinations.

Here is my brief... Read more...
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English translation of German title, digital format

Posted by: COvalle
March 27, 2008 @ 9:18am
Even if it's a German publication, if the copying actions are taking place in the U.S., it's U.S. law that applies.
Replies: 4

Copyright a children's book.

Posted by: ksmith
March 22, 2008 @ 6:49am
Two points might help with this question. First, copyright protects expression but not the underlying ideas. Second, the test for infringement is "substantial similarity." In practice, this means a court would try to separate out from the accused work... Read more...
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Copyright Implications of Games

Posted by: COvalle
March 21, 2008 @ 1:11pm
What excellent questions. ^_^ First, keep in mind that copyright in software does not have the amount of case law associated with it as other types of copyright, and video games even less so (although there are some cases in that regard). So there is a... Read more...
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Recording books for student use.

Posted by: AFry
March 19, 2008 @ 11:48am
After reading several comments in the forum,
It seems you have found the discussions I mentioned in my previous post.

I am looking for some clarification of recording books for use by learning disabled students.
Learning... Read more...
Replies: 5

copyright permission question

Posted by: COvalle
March 17, 2008 @ 7:30am
My guess is that if there were to be some kind of lawsuit, the strong part of it wouldn't be copyright, it would be associating a particular artist with your university (publicity and related areas), especially if your university does not own the... Read more...
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Citing orphan work

Posted by: JanetCroft
March 11, 2008 @ 2:43pm
If she is using just a single illustration it could be a fair use, depending what it is.

But if it doesn't seem to be a fair use for some reason -- Use of orphan works is still up in the air in this country. There really hasn't been a... Read more...
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