Copyright Questions

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ebooks on reserve

Posted by: BAustin
August 28, 2006 @ 12:38pm
We routinely place Netlibrary items on reserve. As noted by folks above, there is an authentication process built in and (in addition) the Netlibrary model only allows one user at a time to "check out" the item. It really is pretty much like placing a... Read more...
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Sports Statistics - In particular Greyhounds & Horses

Posted by: RDavis
August 21, 2006 @ 7:18pm
There is a pending lawsuit against Major League Baseball here in the U.S. regarding the copyrightability of sports statistics. I too don't know how relevant this will ultimately be to UK law, but here's an informative article on the topic: [|n|n|]... Read more...
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Disney Birthday Banner

Posted by: williamsonl
August 17, 2006 @ 7:40am
Disney is notorious for agressively pursuing copyright on its products. There are many stories about Disney coming into a school with paint cans and painting over Disney characters on the wall, suing people for showing a Disney movie at a private... Read more...
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Old artwork

Posted by: RDavis
August 14, 2006 @ 7:37pm
I'm really glad this question was raised and hope others will also chime in, because I admit to being somewhat mystified myself!

My take on this is that the originality that arises from such things as camera angle, lighting, depth of... Read more...
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Programming the Same Program

Posted by: COvalle
August 7, 2006 @ 8:28am
Software is complex. You've brought up several issues, so if you could be a bit more clear that would be helpful.

Assume you have a digital image generated by a software program. The software code and the image are both copyrighted... Read more...
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Journals in the public domain: copyright of t. of c.? Fair use? &etc.

Posted by: COvalle
August 7, 2006 @ 8:25am
I'll extend a little bit- fair use may apply to some uses in coursepacks, depending on the situation, but usually probably won't cover a complete article coursepacks used regularly.
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The War Prayer by Mark Twain

Posted by: RDavis
August 3, 2006 @ 7:47pm
The critical question here, I believe, is whether or not the 1923 publication contained a notice of copyright and, if so, whether or not the copyright was renewed when it initally expired. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to determine whether... Read more...
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Calendars

Posted by: CStewart
August 3, 2006 @ 7:38am
It would seem to me that calendars fall in the category of fact: that is, the part of the calendar that is the arrangement of months, days, dates and years is factual. Facts are not eligible for copyright protection.

It's not clear to me... Read more...
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Electronic Reserve/Print reserve: one or the other

Posted by: CStewart
August 2, 2006 @ 1:18pm
Scott, I suspect this policy may have been implemented in order to keep staff sane and eliminate redundant processing. If there is both a print and an electronic copy, that's two copies, and depending on the policy of the institution, it might tip the job... Read more...
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goverment pictures

Posted by: COvalle
August 1, 2006 @ 12:50pm
I think that you'll need to check. Generally, federal government documents in the U.S. are not protected by copyright, but there are some exceptions. If the photographs were part of contracted work, for example, they may be protected by copyright. ... Read more...
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Creating Sample Solutions to Math Problems

Posted by: Carrie
July 26, 2006 @ 12:08pm
Pencho:

Whenever students create something in class, or complete an assignment, there is the potential that a student will create a new work (original, somewhat creative, fixed in a tangible medium). They are the authors and they are the... Read more...
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Text of a 1910 edition, printed in 1938 still in the public domain?

Posted by: williamsonl
July 17, 2006 @ 7:37am
If there is nothing original added to the publication after the 1910 printing, then this should be in the public domain. Any commentary, graphics, tables, etc. that were added later could be covered by copyright, depending on their originality. But it... Read more...
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How does one go about transfering photographic copyrights?

Posted by: williamsonl
July 12, 2006 @ 8:25am
The Copyright Management Center at Indiana State has this to say:
Copyrights may be transferred in part or in whole. If you want to retain most of your rights, but transfer the right to reproduce, for example, this may be done by any method you... Read more...
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would like to make library cassette tapes into CD's...

Posted by: RDavis
July 10, 2006 @ 6:48pm
Hi,

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are several problems with this copyright-wise. The only way that you could do this legally, as far as I can see, is if the copyright owner for those books on tape contracted you to do it... Read more...
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Copyright Question

Posted by: RDavis
July 3, 2006 @ 8:11am
The preservation copies made pursuant to the sec. 108 exemption for libraries and archives that LWilliamson mentions cannot circulate outside the library if those copies are in DIGITAL format. Sec. 108(b), the subsection that pertains to preservation... Read more...
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Enrolled vs. Accessed on Ereserves

Posted by: williamsonl
June 27, 2006 @ 9:58am
An argument I can see publishers using is that one person could access the article and print out multiple copies--one for every class member.
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drawing cartoons

Posted by: RDavis
June 23, 2006 @ 7:02pm
The exclusive rights granted under copyright include the right to make copies of a work and the right to distribute those copies to the public. I don't believe the law states what exactly constitutes distribution "to the public," but it does define what... Read more...
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Copyright Question

Posted by: RDavis
June 23, 2006 @ 6:41pm
Hi,

Taking factual information from other directories would be legal, so long as the manner in which you present that factual information isn't copied from the other directories as well. Facts can't be copyrighted, but an original way of... Read more...
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Public viewing of films for library program

Posted by: COvalle
June 20, 2006 @ 7:44pm
Ah, showing anime- a subject near and dear to my heart. I was one of the founders of the anime club at Syracuse University. I have a similar understanding to RDavis's as far as the actual educational exemption goes. I've acted as faculty advisor for the... Read more...
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Countries Home Shirts copyright question.

Posted by: williamsonl
June 9, 2006 @ 7:09am
I'm not really sure what you are asking, but if you want to use these 'virtual character' images for other things like tshirts, it all depends on who owns the copyright. Even if you created them (which you don'd say you did), they may be a work for hire... Read more...
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Using DVD's on e-reserve

Posted by: williamsonl
June 9, 2006 @ 7:06am
This may not even be a question of copyright--things like this are usually addressed in a licensing agreement when the textbooks are purchased. Educational publishers are quite aware of the needs of the instructor and address these issues beforehand. ... Read more...
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CD burning in libraries

Posted by: Carrie
June 6, 2006 @ 8:54am
Your library should have a policy for things like this. Maybe first a warning and then a suspension of library privileges, or even disciplinary action. The library should not be a haven for wild pirating. We really lose credibility when we talk about... Read more...
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Instructor brings copy of a program he recorded on Cable TV...

Posted by: Carrie
June 6, 2006 @ 8:47am
One further point - the guidelines for off-air broadcasting only apply to "free tv" that is broadcast channel programming (NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS) not cable.

I think there is a good argument for fair use if the tape were going to be used... Read more...
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Performance rights copyright questions

Posted by: Carrie
June 6, 2006 @ 8:33am
The audiotaping of the plays is a bit tricky. I am assuming that the drama teachers acquired the right to perform the plays (sometimes this is a license that comes with scripts) but did not acquire the right to make a reproduction of the audio. ... Read more...
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Copyright Program at ALA Annual

Posted by: Carrie
June 6, 2006 @ 8:06am
If you find yourself perplexed about copyright, or if you are just stuck at conference for committee meetings and have some time on your hands, consider dropping by our program entitled "Copyright 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Copyright But... Read more...
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