Copyright Questions

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Posted by: mholehan-kopas
March 27, 2020 @ 11:54am
I would like to video myself reading books for my students during this time that school has shifted to online for COVID-19. Do I need to request permission from the publishers or authors of the books?
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Library Craft-Along Webcast

Posted by: cedmonds
March 16, 2020 @ 8:58am
My library would like to maintain patron engagement during the COVI-19 outbreak, and we would like to do craft-alongs on our social media. We intend to get our crafts from some of the free ebooks available via our publically accessible databases. Since... Read more...
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Can I publish and unpublished work of mine?

Posted by: shib9290
March 2, 2020 @ 10:02am
If I submitted a copyright for a novel that I am writing when it was unpublished, but now I would like to publish it, what steps do I need to complete for the copyright? Do I need to resubmit the copyright (this time as published), do a... Read more...
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Requirements for copyright protection?

Posted by: Carrie
February 12, 2020 @ 7:46am
The work must be an original work of authorship and fixed in a tangible medium. 
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Requirements for copyright protection?

Posted by: Hamza
February 12, 2020 @ 1:11am
What are the Requirements for copyright protection?
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Including Song Lyrics in Open Textbooks

Posted by: alicia.pucci
January 27, 2020 @ 12:01pm
I know that music related topics have been addressed here, but I seek advice on the parameters for including song lyrics in an open textbook (for non-commercial educational use). I understand that it is risky to quote the song in full, but the... Read more...
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Posted by: jillyjelly
January 21, 2020 @ 10:11pm
Hi! My name is Jil.
I am here to ask questions about using screen shoots in my dissertation.
Currently, I am working on my dissertation with a qualitative content analysis method. 
That said, I need to do an in-depth analysis on... Read more...
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Can you recite one poen within an anthology of work?

Posted by: chensley
January 21, 2020 @ 5:47pm
As part of the UIL competition for the district, students in Oral Reading, read a poen from a book, giving the Title and Author credit of the book.  The district has dropped the competition stating it is breaking Copyright Law to site a published poem..
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What copyright restrictions, if any, would there be on literary works written by students and published in a school's literary magazine?

Posted by: LibrisRex13
January 13, 2020 @ 7:48am
A well-known, and now deceased, American author was an alum of our college.  While a student, they wrote a few short stories that were published in our school's literary magazine.  This is the only place these stories were ever published.  We... Read more...
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Does section 105 of the copyright act apply?

Posted by: dudley
January 11, 2020 @ 8:19am
I am trying to put together a short documentary more as an exhibit of my editing prowess than for the content. My intent for the final product was not to directly profit from it but to share it freely as a portfolio piece and hopefully someone... Read more...
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Using clips from The Simpsons for an online course

Posted by: hasong
January 10, 2020 @ 12:45pm
We are designing an online course which needs to use some clips from the show The Simpsons. Each of the clips we want to use are relatively short just for illustration purpose. I'd like to understand if we violates the copyright law to use them without... Read more...
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Are public performance rights for DVDs transferable?

Posted by: CEbert2
December 4, 2019 @ 8:42am
I have a librarian who wants to show a documentary for a program.  A member of the community donated the DVD to us. They bought the publc performance rights to the film.  Can we legally show the donated film?
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Copyright questions regarding images of Payperview and YouTube

Posted by: User_11292019
November 29, 2019 @ 11:17am
Hello everyone,
I hope someone is qualified enough to give me some advice, because it is not always easy to ask the copyright owner due to the lack of contact information. I'm genuinely interessted if I can use images of a boxing fight that was... Read more...
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Old Holiday Cards

Posted by: Bcraig70
November 25, 2019 @ 8:10pm
How do I determine who originally published vintage holiday cards and if they are available for use? 
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Paul Valery's inscriptions on Palais de Chaillot

Posted by: Alfred
November 20, 2019 @ 7:15am
Greeting Carrie and new Copyright Scholars from an original Copyright Scholar.  I'm so glad the forum is back.  I had to create a new username because I changed jobs and emails long ago, but I am the same afry you see in earlier threads.
I have...
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Non-Profit Presentations

Posted by: jritchie
November 14, 2019 @ 1:47pm
We are a non-profit trade association that often presents our research findings and reports at conferences. I know that at least at our own conferences (which we charge for) links are often sent out for attendees to view presentations afterwards. Does... Read more...
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Are classic stories and books that are in the U.S. public domain also in the public domain if in English in India?

Posted by: ifreed
November 10, 2019 @ 7:21pm
Are stories & books like these (which are in the public domain in the U.S.) in the public domain in English in India?
• The Little Red Hen
• Little Red Riding Hood
• Rumpelstiltzkin
• The Story of the Three Little...
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Determining publication status on photos

Posted by: apizzollo
October 21, 2019 @ 11:45am
Hi all, 
Photographs have come up a few times before in the forum, but I'm not seeing the exact topic/answer I'm hoping for. 
I struggle with determing if historic photos are published or unpublished. Per the current photograph copyright... Read more...
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If I change the medium of someone else's work, does that constitute as creative freedom?

Posted by: Artifact
September 29, 2019 @ 9:27am
I'm looking to create lithophanes of artwork I found online. A lithophane is a 3d printed image that can only be seen if you shine light through it. Does this fall under creative freedom or is it something that is against the law to sell? 
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Book slides for story time for entire elementary school

Posted by: duffusre
September 3, 2019 @ 6:24am
During our school's morning meeting, the principal would like to read a handful of our library books to the entire school of elementary students. The principal wants the librarian to scan the book pages to make book slides to project during the... Read more...
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Unpublished version of a published article

Posted by: apizzollo
August 27, 2019 @ 12:41pm
Hi all, 
I have an unpublished draft of an article that was written in 1911 or 1912. One of the authors lived past 1950. The article was published a few months after this draft and the published version is not in copyright. The unpublished draft... Read more...
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Embedding YouTube videos in training modules

Posted by: susabeck
August 22, 2019 @ 2:26pm
Our Center for Learning and Professional Development (CLPD) folks are working on a training module on bullying and microaggression. They want to embed a  link to a YouTube video in their training module which is created using Articulate, a sort of a... Read more...
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Is there any point in being original if others just infringe your copyright and make money from your hard work ?

Posted by: Drifter
August 4, 2019 @ 11:43am
This question may have been posted in the wrong place, but I'd be interested to hear your views if indeed you find this question an appropriate one.
I've seen so many sellers online making very good money from selling products that very clearly... Read more...
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Can Rights Holders Create Derivative Works of Their Original Works if they're in Public Domain?

Posted by: DKruse94
July 18, 2019 @ 11:00pm
I stumbled upon an article earlier today talking about Superman, Batman, Mickey Mouse, and other characters entering public domain soon because their copyrights are expiring. The article later stated that the legal status of this is going to raise a lot... Read more...
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Does "All Rights Reserved" really mean it?

Posted by: MarciaK
July 9, 2019 @ 8:32am
I am concerned about extreme statements like "All Rights Reserved" and "No material from this publication may be used in any way without written permission from all owners, etc..."  I have been told that such statements are not valid, but the faculty I...
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