Copyright Questions

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how to get music copyrighted

Posted by: COvalle
June 6, 2005 @ 9:18am
Assuming we're talking about the US, your music is copyrighted as soon as it is fixed in some form of expression. Your composition is copyrighted when it is written, and your performance is copyrighted when it is recorded. You do not need to do anything... Read more...
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Using Real-Life information in Fiction

Posted by: COvalle
June 6, 2005 @ 9:16am
You're probably not going to run into copyright law problems for real-life names and likenesses. What you will run into are trademark problems and problems associated with using real names such as defamation and publicization. Those are definitely... Read more...
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Paying CCC for permission to add article to Vertical File

Posted by: lizzhu72
May 27, 2005 @ 6:29am
This is probably a stupid question -- or at least maybe a no-brainer to those who are more familiar with copyright:

Someone wants me to ILL an article, and then pay CCC for permission to add the article into our Vertical File collection... Read more...
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Church Web Streaming Issues

Posted by: AFry
May 24, 2005 @ 8:55am
Although I am not absolutely certain, I believe that there is only one way to "be 100% legal": get permission from the copyright holders of all the music and lyrics. If ASCAP and BMI are the copyright holders of everything, ask them if your situation is... Read more...
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Can a downloaded score be added to a library collection

Posted by: dan
May 23, 2005 @ 2:49pm
Why not just link from your catalog to the free version on the web?

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Music Video

Posted by: dan
May 23, 2005 @ 2:33pm
Using most any portion of these songs is pretty clearly infringing. If a listener can come to your site to hear the song anytime s/he pleases, then s/he doesn't need to buy the song. There is indeed a negative efect on the market. Trust me, you will... Read more...
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Using Open Book or other software to read textbooks aloud

Posted by: AFry
May 22, 2005 @ 5:49am
If we have a volunteer record a tape, that's not OK unless we have special permission from the copyright owner.

Why do you say this? I don't believe it is true. The government, not the copyright owner, gets to determine what is... Read more...
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Legal methods for image protection

Posted by: AFry
May 20, 2005 @ 8:05am
I think I understand what you want to do now. You are trying to protect the pictures not the logo. You want to prevent me from selling the same product using your images.

If what I just said is correct, I believe that what you want to... Read more...
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embed logo into a product photo

Posted by: AFry
May 20, 2005 @ 7:46am
I answered this question on your other thread:

Since I didn't understand your question the first time, I deleted my original response on this thread.
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Using prayers from a copywrited book in a chuch cookb

Posted by: COvalle
May 17, 2005 @ 7:42am
I'd agree with Alfred- your use would probably be considered fair IMHO. However, the concern you'll probably have is, since the publisher is aware of the project, if the publisher believes that using the material is not fair and will sue. Even if your... Read more...
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copyright ownership for paid obituaries

Posted by: AFry
May 12, 2005 @ 12:57pm
Forget about who owns the copyright. Forget about getting permission.

According to 17 U.S.C.A. ยง 107, you do not need to get permission if your use is considered fair use. If you do not need to get permission, then you don't need to... Read more...
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"Non-dramatic" works and TEACH

Posted by: AFry
May 11, 2005 @ 6:55pm
According to the University of Texas, , "Non-dramatic literary works as defined in the Act exclude audiovisual works; thus, examples of permitted performances in this category in which entire... Read more...
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Are Book Summaries covered by 'Fair Use'?

Posted by: AFry
May 11, 2005 @ 5:30pm
In my opinion, a summary is an original work. The ideas in the summary may be the same ideas that are in the book, but the way in which those ideas are presented should be different.

However, there is a similar question that uses...
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Unreferenced Notes from an Instructor

Posted by: meghann
May 10, 2005 @ 6:34am
I've received the following request from an instructor:

"I have read a great book and taken notes on each chapter. I have typed them up and am wondering if I could give them to the students. They do NOT include references and... Read more...
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need help about unpublished collection of sound recording

Posted by: COvalle
May 6, 2005 @ 8:37am
You should talk to a lawyer, especially about the licenses that you'll need to create. ^_^
Hard to tell. A lot of these answers depend on the arrangement that you make with the people purchasing your beats. You own the copyright to your beats....
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Duplicating DVDs

Posted by: COvalle
May 6, 2005 @ 8:34am
It depends on the situation. Some types of copying by libraries and archives are exemptions to a copyright holder's rights. Some aren't. Why are you circulating a duplicate instead of the original? Is the DVD still for sale? Why circulate an "archival"... Read more...
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"Using Electronic Reserves" report from CCC

Posted by: elizabethH
April 8, 2005 @ 2:53pm
Has anyone received a copy of this document from the CCC, and, if so, do you have any comments?
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"Fair use" in non-profit newspaper

Posted by: COvalle
April 8, 2005 @ 11:12am
You should find out if your college has general counsel available for you as a student or student publication. They'd definitely be a help, as they can give you legal advice and they are presumably licensed to work in your area. ^_^

So,...
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Question from a Comic Book Creator...

Posted by: COvalle
April 8, 2005 @ 11:05am
Nonlawyerly thoughts. ^_^

In the US, once something is created in fixed form, it's copyrighted without you needing to do anything.

If you're referring to registering copyright, you can't register your characters per... Read more...
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Few questions about sound recordings

Posted by: COvalle
April 7, 2005 @ 1:15pm
I'm not a lawyer. Here are some thoughts.

As always, some things depend on the exact circumstances of the situation. There are, of course, copyright exemptions, such as fair use.

Generally, though, performance and...
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"Cumulative Effect" test for classroom copying

Posted by: BAustin
March 25, 2005 @ 4:35pm
The "nine instances" quote comes from the infamous Classroom Guidelines, which are embedded in the Congressional Record but are not a part of the law. These guidelines have generally been seen as too restrictive for Higher Ed, and indeed were never... Read more...
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unauthorized publication of old diaries and copyright?

Posted by: Ramose
March 19, 2005 @ 11:32am
My first post, so I'll start out with a hard question. :-)

Previously unpublished works, created before 1978 and published between 1978 and 2002, supposedly acquired copyrighted status until at least 2047 under US law.

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ILL of book to put on academic reserve

Posted by: COvalle
March 18, 2005 @ 8:24am
I don't think you can say it is a violation of copyright with 100% certainty (mainly because IMHO that's difficult to do unless you're a judge preciding in a copyright trial). But the situation seems to suggest that you need to purchase them, in my... Read more...
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use of other libraries' videos for classroom showings

Posted by: COvalle
March 18, 2005 @ 8:04am
Are you talking about physical videos being sent from place to place? If so, there shouldn't be a problem. If you have the video, then the originating library does not have the video. First sale.

If you're talking about ordering...
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Course Reserves and ADA

Posted by: Carrie
March 7, 2005 @ 1:45pm
I think you might be mixing this up with the idea that you cannot transfer an entire video collection to DVD.

What kind of format does the DSS want? Does Section 121 (exemptions for blind and handicapped) apply? Will DSS make the... Read more...
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