Posted by: MarciaK
March 28, 2019 @ 9:13am
I am working with a group of instructors who teaching completely online. Recently an instructor told me she had a copy of an article, but did not remember where she aquired it. She wants to use it in class. We (the library) do not subscribe to the... Read more...Replies: 3
Posted by: arnnknight
March 3, 2019 @ 11:26am
I am a genealogist and a member of a surname group on Facebook. About 30 years ago a deinitive family history of our surname was published by a now-defunct publishing company. The book was copyrighted and contains that info on the verso of the title... Read more...Replies: 2
Posted by: victorl
February 27, 2019 @ 2:21pm
A professor at my college wishes to continue use powerpoint slides accompanying a previously-used textbook. Absent any stated restrictions from the publisher, do others feel this qualifies as a "fair use" of the material? The textbook and slides were... Read more...Replies: 2
Posted by: sarah.obenauf
February 19, 2019 @ 10:44am
I work a small academic institution and one of our students wants to show Game of Thrones episodes in the weeks immediately prior to the final season.
Other than possibly providing the room, the library will not be involved in any... Read more...
Posted by: Aross
February 9, 2019 @ 10:05am
The Copyright.gov application is easy to complete, except for the following: "Complete this screen to limit your claim if this work contains or is based on previously registered material, previously published material, material in the... Read more...
Posted by: kvrichards
February 4, 2019 @ 7:39am
A teacher wants to use both her classroom novel set that came with the textbook and the ebook version. Does she have to purchase a "classroom set" of the ebook too?Replies: 1
Posted by: jritchie
November 12, 2018 @ 1:07pm
I recently read a newsletter in which the author described how he cut down on clutter by scanning books, both in and out of copyright, to make a single digital copy of each for his personal use (in the U.S.). I have read many thoughtful opinions both... Read more...Replies: 1
Posted by: apizzollo
November 6, 2018 @ 7:04am
Hello all, Replies: 3
So- I have some publications that were published in the United States between 1978 - March 1, 1989 that I'm assigning rights statements to. Several have copyright notices with Students of InsertUniversityNameHere identified as the... Read more...
Posted by: kljensen
November 1, 2018 @ 5:12pm
We get this question often at my university, but it probably applies to schools as well. People want to make a copy of a photo, of either a person or a scene, from a yearbook. Sometimes it's for a funeral/memorial program, or it might be for a news story....Replies: 2
Posted by: jnova
September 12, 2018 @ 8:17am
I have a staff member who would like to use content from youtube during her storytime program. I seem to recall that we need to look for videos that have no copyright disclaimer or are licensed under a creative commons license for public performance. ... Read more...Replies: 1
Posted by: lesleycano
August 31, 2018 @ 7:07am
Classroom teachers have access (through their own logins) to the online materials on a textbook publisher's website. Can district curriculum staff use a teacher's login information, download materials from the publisher's website and post them to a... Read more...Replies: 1
Posted by: mtlv
August 29, 2018 @ 12:29am
i make short animation clips, and for one of my animations i am basing the script on a story someone posted on a reddit message board.Replies: 1
i didn't just copy the message, i wrote a whole story inspired by it, i want to record voice it and than animate... Read more...
Posted by: MattP
August 26, 2018 @ 7:59am
Good morning,Replies: 2
I have created a digital illustration for sale as a printed design. My illustration is made up of other smaller elements that I have bought a commercial liccense for. Can I now copyright my illustration?
Posted by: DrSiddons
August 8, 2018 @ 3:38pm
i would like to write about a Chinese Qigong book that is being translated. It was published in 1963; all the main authors have died.Replies: 1
some material I’ve read suggests that copyright laws in China did not apply to works from 1963. Other suggest I... Read more...
Posted by: kjdeuschle
August 2, 2018 @ 9:16am
Hi Everyone!Replies: 2
I don't even know where to begin to help one of my teachers. My first instinct is to tell her to run away from all things Disney, but perhaps you all have more knowledge than I do. Here is her question:
My project revolves... Read more...
Posted by: awills
July 9, 2018 @ 11:47am
Two different clubs at my institution have asked to show our movies at their club meetings. They don't charge a fee for attending and it's only for the club members and their faculty. Can they show movies they get from other libraries?Replies: 3
Posted by: stevedawards
June 26, 2018 @ 2:08pm
This is regarding a book that was published in India in 1927, but his author died in 1948. According to The Indian Copyright Act, 1957, books published within the lifetime of the author enter the public domain after sixty years counted from the beginning... Read more...Replies: 1
Posted by: spadekevin
June 13, 2018 @ 5:08am
In another post here, someone answered that in general, the rights to work produced in old magazines lasted the normal term of 70 years after the death of the "author." That was seen as making it difficult to determine if magazines... Read more...
Posted by: maikuu
May 10, 2018 @ 5:01pm
I have a website at http://www.moviesgrowenglish.com since 2010 in which I create ESL lessons for my college-level students. The lessons are used in support of watching movies in the classroom. I also sell the lessons on-line for $1 each. The vast... Read more...Replies: 1
Posted by: JRussell
May 2, 2018 @ 12:26pm
Would making a single DVD copy of a commercially produced Documentary video, currently held in our Archives, available for Circulation be covered by Section 108 or Fair Use?
In... Read more...
Posted by: csirochman
April 30, 2018 @ 7:46pm
I have scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that are not in public domain. The scrapbooks are in binders and file folders. The are all of a specific topic such as the history of the library and clippings realted to local soliders. Please let me know if I... Read more...Replies: 2
Posted by: corporatefilms123
April 18, 2018 @ 6:27am
Hello Everyone,Replies: 1
What Agency Do I Have To File Through To Get My Song's Copyrighted?
Can I Mail The Song's Registered Mail to Myself and have that serve as a copyright?
Any Idea, Suggestions would be appreciated,
... Read more...
Posted by: bkstand
April 11, 2018 @ 9:40am
A library just migrated to a new OPAC, but didn't have the funds to pay for cover art through the vendor. The director wants to know if there are copyright issues if she would scan book covers and add them herself? I know covers were available at one... Read more...Replies: 2
Posted by: JDL15
April 11, 2018 @ 9:03am
Hi All!Replies: 1
I'm hoping to design a poster for a wind ensemble that is playing West Side Story. I thought it would be cool to use the West Side Story logo (the one that says 'West Side Story' with the staircase on the right side of the stacked text)... Read more...
Posted by: abbysnodgrass
April 2, 2018 @ 4:21pm
We currently have a program for babies called Babypalooza. We have used that name for at least 4+ years. We recently did an Instagram post to market the program using the hashtag #babypalooza. We had a comment that was just a question mark from a... Read more...Replies: 1