Copyright Questions

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college logo tshirts

Posted by: COvalle
January 5, 2006 @ 9:21pm
They don't need to do anything special to copyright their logos- their logos are protected by copyright when they are created.

They also tend to get trademark protection for their logos. Many colleges strictly enforce their trademarks. ... Read more...
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Single copy Back-ups of Video Rentals

Posted by: JMiller
January 4, 2006 @ 3:27pm
Hi,

Are you a librarian? If so, what you refer to may be the libraries and archives exception found in the copyright law (see:
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#108).

If you're not a librarian,... Read more...
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Bill Nye the Science Guy DVDs - Rentable?

Posted by: jhamilton
January 3, 2006 @ 6:17pm
Hello - I purchased the entire set of Bill Nye the Science Guy DVDs from Disney Educational and have just started renting them out on Ebay and elsewhere. Folks have really enjoyed having the product made available since typically Disney markets only to... Read more...
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Difficult to believe this one

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:37am
If it's a US company, their Internet Service Provider should have a registered DMCA contact. The copyright holder or an authorized representative can contact this person to get the material removed. The copyright holder can also sue the infringers as well... Read more...
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Online copyright challenges

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:34am
It may or may not be data theft in the US- theft has a specific legal meaning that is different from copyright infringement. That's one reason I dislike the simplistic copyright infringement=stealing statements.

At any rate, in the US... Read more...
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graphics look "bigBrand-esque" but not anything ne

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:25am
That's an interesting question. I may have to pass it to someone with more knowledge about this specific type of thing- I'll ask around. My initial thought is that you should be relatively safe if you can prove you had the ad prior to the current popular... Read more...
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Old newspaper Ad.

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:22am
With advertising, you're likely to have other issues beyond copyright. Trademark may play a role as well. At any rate, let's look at your questions-

1) Some of selling old newspaper ads is legal, and some is not legal. If they are... Read more...
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Using photo taken while employed for personal portfolio

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:16am
If you didn't sign a contract beforehand, and if you were taking this pictures as part of your employment, then it's likely that your use falls under work-for-hire and therefore the company would own the pictures you took. The lack of a contract means... Read more...
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Permitting usage of art work

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:08am
There are obviously some difficulties here because of the international aspect of this agreement. You'll need a contract, and you may very well need to consult an attorney licensed in your geographical region. Keep in mind that specifics of copyright law... Read more...
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Selling artwork question...

Posted by: COvalle
January 3, 2006 @ 7:04am
It's hard to say how much you should charge- you might want to check if there are any organizations out there (like artists' guilds, that kind of thing) that have an answer. Here's one quick Google search result:

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Posted by: ceddy200
December 20, 2005 @ 5:13pm
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Presents

THE ADVANCED MUSIC SEMINAR 2006

A four day forum seminar for the Music and Entertainment Industry



... Read more...
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copyright notice partial name? Full name?

Posted by: williamsonl
December 19, 2005 @ 10:28am
The Copyright Office addresses this issue on their webpage. The link is:
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html#hsc

Basically is says: 3. The name of the owner of copyright in the work, or an abbreviation by which the name... Read more...
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Maps?

Posted by: williamsonl
December 13, 2005 @ 8:04am
These maps would be long out of copyright protection and just scanning one in does not make it the property of the scanner if it is just a copy of the original.

If there are modifications, enhancements or protective measures involved,... Read more...
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Video product copyright question

Posted by: COvalle
December 12, 2005 @ 8:31am
I'm not sure if anyone here has the expertise to answer your question at this time; this site is primarily for libraries and copyright (although obviously we chime in on other copyright related subjects).

Because copyright no longer... Read more...
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Selling pictures of monuments

Posted by: JMiller
November 30, 2005 @ 3:49pm
The American Society of Media Photographers has an extensive copyright section on its web site. In particular, these pages are particularly relevant to your question:

http://www.asmp.org/commerce/legal/copyright/publicbldg.php
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Internet Distribution Question

Posted by: JMiller
November 30, 2005 @ 3:25pm
My opinion:

On the one hand, if it's a very small clip and it's audio only, that seems like a "fair use" situation. On the other hand, it is Hollywood and they can be strict copyright interpreters. (Also, if the clip appears to be an... Read more...
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Question about Magazine Article & Reposting to Website,

Posted by: COvalle
November 28, 2005 @ 4:12pm
There is a problem.

Some individual or corporation owns the copyright to that material. If you post the whole article online, freely available on the World Wide Web, that act likely infringes copyright, and I can't think of an... Read more...
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Use of the name/likeness/work of a semi-public figure?

Posted by: COvalle
November 28, 2005 @ 4:06pm
Hello...

I'm not entirely certain about this subject, because it involves laws dealing with publicity, and those laws vary from state to state. You can certainly use his name to describe him, because you're describing him. Here's a...
Replies: 2

Digitizing service for educational use: fair use?

Posted by: elizabethH
November 17, 2005 @ 9:59pm
We have just seen a demonstration of a commercial service whose aim is to help the library provide our faculty with the ability to show digital copies of films owned by our library in dvd, video, etc. formats. Basically we send the company our "hard"... Read more...
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CD Cover Art

Posted by: COvalle
November 11, 2005 @ 11:01am
Good questions. I expect that other people on the Copyright Advisory
Network Team will chime in (please do!).

I am not a lawyer; this is not legal advice. This is how I'd look at the situation.

There are... Read more...
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selling pictures on ebay

Posted by: COvalle
November 11, 2005 @ 10:41am
I am not a lawyer, this isn't legal advice. Going on:

eBay isn't necessarily very specific about why it took down a particular item. I would guess there is a good chance that a) you're not violating copyright, as selling legitimately... Read more...
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Alert on ABC video - site licence for video?

Posted by: sshorb
October 31, 2005 @ 3:13pm
Recently had this email from John Riedelbach, our collection management chair. Apparently, ABC news thinks they can avoid a fair use of their product by putting under a site. Pretty much just FYI -- we should be on the lookout for this practice and find... Read more...
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New copyright legislation?

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 10:04am
Not new legislation.
The US Copyright Office with the Library of Congress has set up a study group to review Section 108 of the law. Does Section 108 need to amended to better reflect the digital environment? Nineteen people have been... Read more...
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Please help!!!!.....Can I resale DVDs purchased from...

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 9:49am
If the DVDs are unlawfully made, then you should not resale.

If you believe that the DVDs are legit, then you can sell them as a matter of first sale.
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lyrics for personal use?

Posted by: Carrie
October 31, 2005 @ 9:46am
I think using part of a song's lyrics in school art project would be a fair use. Using a short, discrete lyric would be better than using the entire song, of course.

How do college portfolios work? Do you carry the portfolio with you... Read more...
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