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Posted by: rhousewright
August 18, 2004 @ 10:20am
Beth: I have split this off into a new topic. Please, if you are changing topics of conversation in a thread, start a new one by coming to the forum main menu and choosing 'new topic', and not through posting a reply. Thanks!
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acquisition use of book cover images

Posted by: rhousewright
August 18, 2004 @ 10:19am
Well, there's a couple different things going on here. Titles, typically, cannot be copyrighted. Book *covers*, however, can absolutely be (think especially of the covers of fiction books which may have original artwork, etc). I've asked a couple of... Read more...
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Posted by: ross
August 17, 2004 @ 2:45pm
So, a few people have asked me about an RSS feed for the Network. There in fact is one, located at . It doesn't work so terribly well with the forum paradigm, but it is a useful tool to alert... Read more...
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quoting from letters in an archival collection

Posted by: JPilch
August 15, 2004 @ 12:32pm
If you intend to quote beyond what would seem reasonable under fair use, then you should seek permission from the copyright holder, whether you are using the original letters or copies. The copyright holder to the original letters and to any copies of... Read more...
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Public domain texts marketed to schools and libraries

Posted by: COvalle
August 14, 2004 @ 7:01am also mentions this on the August 6th entry.
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Posted by: COvalle
August 14, 2004 @ 6:59am
It can violate student copyright, and there are some privacy issues as well. Turnitin's licensing policy was somewhat problematic. (Their license is available online at their website under the legal section- look at copyright and archiving in particular.)... Read more...
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Audio Lectures & Streaming Servers

Posted by: kcarter2
August 13, 2004 @ 7:20am
A faculty member here at the college has placed on reserve a sound recording of a 45 minute lecture delivered by another prominent environemtalist. She'd like to upload the content onto our streaming server and have students in her class access it... Read more...
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For-profit educational institution

Posted by: Carrie
August 11, 2004 @ 2:47pm
The non-profit educational institution is really special status in the copyright law. Most of the exemptions in copyright law have the "non-profit" condition as a pre-requisite to exercising an exclusive right.

But fair use still exists...
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Electronic ILL & Licenses

Posted by: TrishaDavis
August 11, 2004 @ 12:03pm
Hi Catherine -

You certainly cannot certify that the borrowing library will take the required actions, so the main issue is this: Does the license require you to take responsibility for the borrowing library's actions? I doubt it... Read more...
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CCC and unclaimed ILL copies

Posted by: mbelvadi
August 10, 2004 @ 3:36pm
We currently have a policy of simply absorbing the total CCC cost for ILL articles that go over the "5 in 5" rule for a title.

We sometimes have patrons request articles that they then don't bother to pick up (or retrieve online if... Read more...
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copyright policies for personal printing service at a colleg

Posted by: lkram
August 10, 2004 @ 2:30pm
In addition to offering copying services to College Faculty and Staff to support classroom needs, our College is planning to offer PERSONAL copying services to staff and students for a fee.

This will be the first time the College Copy... Read more...
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Institutional Repository Copyright Infringement Liability

Posted by: Carrie
August 9, 2004 @ 11:49am
I think that the copyright holder who makes the claim of infringement can sue whomever he chooses. My assumption is that the holder would want to be able to make a good argument. The holder would have to prove that the infringement occurred (which if I... Read more...
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copying PDFs of state docs into catalog

Posted by: Carrie
August 9, 2004 @ 11:40am
Could you just provide a link from your catalog record to the original state govt site?

I would not assume that just because the state govt placed the documents on a freely accessible web site that they are not claiming copyright... Read more...
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Posted by: Carrie
August 9, 2004 @ 11:17am
I'll take a stab at this but would be interested in what others think.

It's hard to know what the copyright holder had in mind when he said that
pages could be reproduced for classroom use. I read the message as indicating... Read more...
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Digitizing articles for intranet

Posted by: susanls
August 6, 2004 @ 1:16pm

We are moving to a new building and have a mandate to reduce the paper clutter in our offices. Of course the first thing our research staff think of is digitizing their collections of journal articles. This has raised the... Read more...
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Writing copyright policy

Posted by: sblock
August 6, 2004 @ 8:01am
I work at a community college library that is also joint use with a university. The community college institution does not have a copyright policy but is growing in it's distance learning program. Over the years, I've brought them information on copyright... Read more...
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news programming recorded off-air

Posted by: phoon
August 5, 2004 @ 10:12am
Yes, see Section 108 (f)(3). The library has to meet the requirements of 108(a)(1),(2), and (3) [reproduction and distribution is made without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage; collections of library open to the public or to... Read more...
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ILL Rights in License Agreements

Posted by: phoon
August 5, 2004 @ 9:54am
The library's rights under Section 108 (which is where ILL derives from) and Section 107 (fair use) - as well as all other Title 17 (Copyright Act) provisions exist whether or not they are explicitly stated. BUT - you can contract away those rights via a... Read more...
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favorite copyright resources?

Posted by: ross
August 2, 2004 @ 1:20pm
Anyone have any suggestions of good and generally useful copyright resources that might be useful to link to in the sidebar? Basically, anything that seems like it would be a valuable general reference that would come up often... I'd like to have some...
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fair use of videos

Posted by: ross
August 2, 2004 @ 8:54am
I would take some issue with the suggestion that *no* 'remixing' be allowed... Using short segments of a video in a way that you believe would qualify as fair use sounds fine, in my (admittedly amateur and oftentimes not-so-conservative) opinion. You...
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copyright and organizational politics

Posted by: elizabethH
July 30, 2004 @ 4:02pm
As someone who's just become "Acting Copyright Queen", I can sympathize. The questions are highly individualized and do require a lot of thinking and consideration (at least for me as I learn about it, but I don't see this getting lots easier.) We have... Read more...
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Digitizing old music

Posted by: ross
July 30, 2004 @ 11:15am
Wow... interesting question. I don't know really much of anything about the international copyright question, so hopefully someone else does? That would really dictate how much you would be able to do with the works...

As for the issue...
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Digital microfilm images

Posted by: ross
July 29, 2004 @ 12:34pm
Well, depending on the age of the material, it may or may not be in the public domain - if it is, you can do whatever you want with it, without needing to ask permission of anyone for anything :) Anything published before 1923, for example, is in the... Read more...
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Fair use and interlibrary loan

Posted by: Carrie
July 29, 2004 @ 11:11am
I have not heard of the breakdown you mention. Is the author
the same guy who did that interlibrary loan research back in the

Of course, this is a very interesting proposal if I understand you correctly. It's a... Read more...
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Donated Journal titles - personal vs institutional

Posted by: jcroul
July 29, 2004 @ 8:50am
A patron wants to donate a subscription to the library because the library will be cancelling their subscription due to underutilization and budget reductions for 2005. The patron has a personal subscription and the library is cancelling an institutional... Read more...
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