Copyright Questions

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Re: License Agreements Which Charge More For Multiple Users

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 11:55am
The license agreement applies. Copyright law is a stranger here.
-cr
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Copyright Ownership

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 11:51am
if you did not specify who would hold copyright, then the consultant holds the copyright because they are the author/creator.

of course, the copyright holder could transfer a right or rights of copyright to you but that would be a... Read more...
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Plagiarism in Non-profit Publication

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 11:46am
Let's assume that we are dealing with both plagiarism and infringement since both can happen at the same time. As mentioned earlier, plagiarism is not a crime, but infringement is.

If your organization did not print the article in... Read more...
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Fair Use Notice

Posted by: Carrie
August 26, 2005 @ 8:52am
Julia:

I have never hear of this fair use notice thing. The only notice wording that I understand to be required by libraries is the photocopy warning over the copying machines and on interlibrary loan forms.

[|n|n|]... Read more...
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Speaking of Libraries and Copyright

Posted by: COvalle
August 17, 2005 @ 4:58am
I'm curious- what are people's takes on Google Print?

One of the reasons I ask is a series of discussions going on in blogs related to copyright. Generally, most of the people involved in these discussions tend to be on the same page-... Read more...
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T-Shirt printing...

Posted by: COvalle
August 5, 2005 @ 12:21pm
The license that came with the program should let you know if you can do anything with the images that came with the program. If it doesn't, I wouldn't assume that I could use them unless you can identify the images and see if they're freely available for... Read more...
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Downloading music from the Internet

Posted by: Carrie
August 3, 2005 @ 7:54am
While downlaoding one song for class purposes might arguably be a fair use, why not consider other definitely non-infringing alternatives. Why not suggest that students use a song from a free site - many artists choose to offer some of their music free... Read more...
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something about software licensing

Posted by: Carrie
August 3, 2005 @ 7:40am
I agree with cjovalle.
If anything, we continue to see efforts by the software industry to "beef up" their licenses - through international copyright actions and state laws.

Having said that, I don't think it is necessarily out... Read more...
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Copyrighting an uncopyrighting book with an author

Posted by: AFry
July 19, 2005 @ 1:55pm
I'm not certain that the book isn't copyrighted. According to U.S. copyright law, a work that can be copyrighted is copyrighted as soon as it is written. Registering a copyright is optional, not mandatory.

It...says right on the front...
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Duplicating children's readalongs and other tapes and CDs

Posted by: Carrie
July 15, 2005 @ 1:00pm
Section 108 of the law addresses replacements and the rules are pretty strict.
If you can buy a copy to replace the original copy and the price for that replacement is fair, you have to buy the new replacement copy.

If the... Read more...
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Copyright Scholar Program

Posted by: Carrie
July 15, 2005 @ 12:43pm
Hello all.

The OITP Copyright Advsiory Committee is starting a new program to improve and then fully launch the Copyright Advisory Network. For over
a year, we have been in a semi-test phase with the Network -- we have not... Read more...
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Using licensed cartoon characters in library story times

Posted by: COvalle
July 15, 2005 @ 5:25am
First one's easy- you probably wouldn't be violating copyright law by mentioning the characters. Names aren't copyrightable. You probably wouldn't be violating trademark law, either, since you're not using the names for a commercial use, and in fact are... Read more...
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Music Copyright from Asia?

Posted by: COvalle
July 11, 2005 @ 5:10pm
I don't quite understand your question, sorry. ^_^
IANAL, here goes...


There's no such thing exactly as an "international copyright," but treaties do exist across countries related to how they treat each other's...
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Can any one Rent his DVDs to others ?

Posted by: COvalle
July 9, 2005 @ 6:30am
[quote]I thought that these people pays different fees to the DVD's producers
and accordingly they can rent their DVDs
So by what you are saying that it is legal for me to buy 1000000 of DVDs and open my rental shop. is that right ?
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E-Learning course based on a copyrighted book

Posted by: AFry
July 7, 2005 @ 11:12am
I have a short answer and a long answer. I don't have time for the long answer right now.

The short answer: You can avoid all legal and ethical dilemmas by making the book a required purchase for your students.
Replies: 1

Modifying an existing copyrighted logo Help

Posted by: COvalle
July 1, 2005 @ 10:45pm
There's no magic number that tells you if you're violating laws or not. You can violate laws with 15% or 50% or whatever. A court decides in the long run.

For copyright, you need to look at copyright exemptions. In this case probably... Read more...
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Can Posts On A Message Board Be Copyright?

Posted by: AFry
June 30, 2005 @ 6:45am
I think you are asking the wrong question.
Can the posts on a public accessed message board...be copyrighted?In the U.S., a post on a message board is protected by copyright.

However, I think what you really want to know is if...
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Comic containing photos of copyrighted figurines

Posted by: COvalle
June 28, 2005 @ 9:15pm
I'm not a lawyer; this isn't legal advice. It sounds like you might want to consider talking to a lawyer about this subject soon... I wanted to mention a few things.

As far as copyright, the company could argue that the toys sculptural...
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Copyright on Public Domain Art found in other sources.

Posted by: AFry
June 28, 2005 @ 11:03am
Can I freely copy, even for financial gain, artwork that is in the public domain even if it is found in a modern copyrighted source?

I believe that what I am going to tell you is correct, but I am not 100% certain.

I... Read more...
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Copyright Positions

Posted by: AFry
June 28, 2005 @ 5:27am
The only person that I know of in such a position is Kenneth D. Crews who is the director of the Copyright Management Center for IUPUI, the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Campus.

His bio:... Read more...
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Copyright

Posted by: COvalle
June 21, 2005 @ 10:43am
The links on the right side of this page- particularly "Copyright Issues" under "ALA Pages"- have copyright related materials that are presented and linked in an organized fashion.
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Peculiar attribution question

Posted by: COvalle
June 17, 2005 @ 1:21pm
Not a lawyer either, but on a related note- the right of attribution is generally part of the "moral rights" that an author may have in their work. In the US, this right is not explicitly codified in copyright except in limited ways (the VARA act)....
Replies: 6

How can librarians help clients with copyright?

Posted by: AFry
June 17, 2005 @ 11:28am
I cannot adequately answer your questions without writing several pages. I'm not going to do that.

Here are some brief responses that partially answer your questions. I hope you find them useful.

How do librarians... Read more...
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Message Board and Copyright

Posted by: AFry
June 9, 2005 @ 9:00am
does a user who posts a message retain copyright protection

Absolutely, unless explicitly licensed.

does copyright law support a user who demands removal of their posted messages?

I don't think... Read more...
Replies: 2

Question on royalties from licensing of master recording

Posted by: AFry
June 9, 2005 @ 6:52am
I am not a lawyer. Although I know something about copyright law as it pertains to this situation, I do not consider myself an expert on the topic. However, only a handful of people, maybe less, answer questions on this board, so I'll provide whatever... Read more...
Replies: 5
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