Copyright Questions

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Question for Nexis users

Posted by: RDavis
March 10, 2006 @ 11:36am

I believe this is going to be determined by the terms and conditions in the license agreement that govern your use of Nexis more than it will by copyright law. License agreements fall under contract law, and as such they... Read more...
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ILL - Special Issue Journals and CCL

Posted by: RDavis
March 8, 2006 @ 10:42am
I'm also no expert on ILL, but I'll take a stab at this.

Yes, sec. 108(d) of copyright law says that this exemption applies to a copy "of no more than one article or other contribution to a copyrighted collection or periodical issue."... Read more...
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Podcasts and copyright

Posted by: elizabethH
March 7, 2006 @ 2:48pm
Our Faculty Development Center is doing some workshops on podcasting lectures, and some questions about copyright are arising.
1. Is copyright violated if a professor uses copyright material in the classroom and then creates a (video/audio) and... Read more...
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Another Copyright Question

Posted by: COvalle
March 7, 2006 @ 1:48pm
I have a bit of a different take about the copyright issues here. I do agree with the initial fair use analyses. For your possible revised plan, my first question is, is what you are doing infringing on copyright? If not, we do not need to rely on fair... Read more...
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textile screen printing equipment

Posted by: nickiemae
March 5, 2006 @ 7:08pm
Check this link! I bought my textile equipments from here..

Also, these..
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copying content from unsolicited emails

Posted by: RDavis
March 4, 2006 @ 7:36pm

As far as I'm aware, no such implied license exists in relation to mass-distributed e-mails. Maybe there's something in the case law that would qualify that statement, but I'm personally not aware of it.

The...
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Scanning books for classroom presentations

Posted by: JMiller
March 1, 2006 @ 6:10pm

It seems to me that this falls under the guidelines of Section 110 of the US Copyright Law (

I would argue that it is almost certainly legal to copy (scan)... Read more...
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Off-Air TV Recordings

Posted by: JMiller
March 1, 2006 @ 5:46pm

Although there are specific federal guidelines dealing with off-air recording (see this circular from the Copyright Office:, or if you don't like PDF, PBS offers a good explanation:... Read more...
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selling origami & food made with copyrighted recipes

Posted by: JMiller
March 1, 2006 @ 5:32pm

That's an interesting question. First of all, I don't think the analogy to recipes is necessarily a good one. Recipes cannot be copyrighted. Compilations of recipes, layout of design, etc., can all receive copyright protection, but... Read more...
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Art related question

Posted by: JMiller
February 28, 2006 @ 2:33pm

It sounds like the drawings you make of photographs would fall into the "derivative works" category of rights protected by copyright. Therefore, unless you are making substantial changes from the photos in your sketches,... Read more...
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Art related question

Posted by: Tarantulady
February 28, 2006 @ 1:28pm
I draw pencil sketches (by hand) of animals from photos. Most of the time owners submit their photos to me so I have their permission, but what about if I find a general photo on the web and then draw it by hand. Is that an infringement?
I'm...
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A few questions about art-related copyrights

Posted by: COvalle
February 27, 2006 @ 8:18am
Interesting questions.

First, you do not need to go through any formalities (such as registering) for you to have copyright in a work. As soon as the work is expressed and "fixed" in some way, you have copyright in the work. You can go... Read more...
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Music recordings in the public domain

Posted by: COvalle
February 27, 2006 @ 7:57am
The term listed in the article is accurate, but there are some qualifications. The status of pre1972 sound recordings, in particular, has some difficulties because of a case in New York which stated that such sound recordings could be protected by common... Read more...
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How do I prove it's a legal copy?

Posted by: MFakouri
February 25, 2006 @ 9:47am
Hi, HapkidoDragon.

You posed many questions in your email. I'm just going to address your last paragraph here. You wrote:

Also what about DVD's that you purchase that have no marking on them whatsoever? Case in point....
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Using (C) material in non-educational non-commercial work

Posted by: COvalle
February 24, 2006 @ 8:35am
Sorry for the short reply- I will look at fair use issues later, but we'd need to know more information to evaluate fair use.

I wouldn't use the music, personally, because the risk of a lawsuit with commercially available music is... Read more...
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Copyright of scanned public domain works

Posted by: COvalle
February 24, 2006 @ 8:30am
First, I am not a lawyer. ^^

This is something of a complex issue.

If the object is in the public domain, then a copy that is an exact reproduction, with no creative element, is likely to also be in the public... Read more...
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privately owned videos in the classroom

Posted by: JMiller
February 22, 2006 @ 12:15pm

I believe all of these cases are covered under Section 110 of the US Copyright Law, Exemption of Certain Performances and Displays ( As long as the videos were obtained legally,... Read more...
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Question regarding Mickey Mouse/ disney characters

Posted by: JMiller
February 22, 2006 @ 12:00pm

If I were you I would do some research on trademark law and the rights confered upon trademark owners. The Disney characters are indeed protected by trademarks (I don't think copyright applies to your situation) and the Walt... Read more...
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software and personal use

Posted by: williamsonl
February 21, 2006 @ 2:17pm
If you mean is this legal, then the answer is yes. It's possible for the publisher to place some type of restriction on the software, but copyright law does not prevent this use.

Personal use means that you cannot redistribute or...
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Newspaper articles + photos

Posted by: williamsonl
February 9, 2006 @ 6:36pm
Hard to believe, but you have no rights to these articles under fair use. I would bet that if you asked permission, you would likely be allowed to use the articles, but you are not the creator of either the photo or the article (unless the photo was... Read more...
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Posted by: Carrie
February 9, 2006 @ 3:10pm
I agree with williamsonl. I think the library should clarify in the contract with the artist that the mobile will only be displayed in the library, that the library holds the copyright to the mobile. This will take care of thepossiblity that the obile... Read more...
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video recordings of ASL signed school performances

Posted by: Carrie
February 9, 2006 @ 12:25pm
I'm going to investigate this. It's a complicated question because it appears that performance, copying, and distribution are all involved to a certain extent. From my reading of the specific exemptions available to us, this issue (of course) is not... Read more...
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Willing to share your campus/library copyright policy?

Posted by: Carrie
February 9, 2006 @ 10:36am

I get this question frequently when I travel to conferences. My response is
copyright policies should be considered within the context of the mission of your academic institution. The preamble should not begin with a... Read more...
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journal ILL policies

Posted by: VMaloy
February 3, 2006 @ 8:23am
Very few libraries would send the original journal.

I can see a couple reasons - color images or tables might be needed, but the only reason that I would make such a request would be for mending purposes. And only after trying to get... Read more...
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Question about stated limits in reserve policies

Posted by: AFry
February 2, 2006 @ 12:13pm
I am firmly against any sort of quantitative guidelines that could be incorrectly interpreted as ceilings.

In addition to that problem, I believe that exact numbers encourage people to place more weight on the second factor than it... Read more...
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