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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I struggle with determing if historic photos are published or unpublished.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Unpublished version of a published article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I have an unpublished draft of an article that was written in 1911 or 1912.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 The unpublished draft...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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Library Dance Party with Music

Posted by: lbryvxn
July 2, 2019 @ 3:44pm
A large Newspaper partners w my library for different talks on different topics- the last one was about the tech boom, the nexr one is about Food, etc. This large newspaper would like to have program/dance party feauturing all the great songs about... Read more...
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Who can view newly copyrighted material?

Posted by: Aross
June 29, 2019 @ 6:19pm
(I don't see my original post.)   Who can view copyrighted material sent to the U.S. Copyright Office?  In my story, I use some colorful text.  Should I submit the story in black and white?
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Who can see copyrighted material?

Posted by: Aross
June 28, 2019 @ 9:15pm
After I submit a work to the U.S. Copyright Office, who can see it?  I mean, can anyone see it before I show it to publishers?
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Keeping record of requests CONTU Guidline #4

Posted by: kevinr
June 18, 2019 @ 9:53am
I am fairly new to Resource Sharing and I have a question about keeping records of requests.
I asked my supervisor about this statement in our proposed policy:
The ILL unit will track patrons’ requests, keep a record of all... Read more...
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Question about hypothetically posting an entire work on an LMS

Posted by: eddieaguila
June 6, 2019 @ 8:23am
Hypothetically speaking, could a classroom teacher post an entire work on an LMS system such as Canvas, Blackboard, or Moodle.  For example, could an 11th grade ELA teacher post Fahrenheit 451 in its entireity in his Google Classroom or Canvas classroom... Read more...
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textbooks on reserve

Posted by: Carrie
May 29, 2019 @ 1:30pm

I was wondering if other libraries are still using faculty copies to put on reserve in the library, since this is from 2007.. I cannot find any reference forbidding this practice except at Wiley. For instance Pearson or McGraw Hill. Thanks in... Read more...
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Interlibrary Loan - Fair Use vs. Publisher's or Author's "All Rights Reserved" Notification

Posted by: mdatoc
April 26, 2019 @ 4:01pm
I do interlibrary loans.  Sometimes I receive requests from other libraries for scans of chapters of books in our collection which have an "All Rights Reserved" notification on the copyright page.  Here's an example:
"All rights reserved.  No...
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Estimate for copyright consultant

Posted by: campbella
April 5, 2019 @ 12:32pm
Hi friends,
Special librarian here working in global health/development. I'm wondering how much a copyright consultant might charge per hour. We are considering opening up our library services to sister organizations on a pay-per-use schedule but... Read more...
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Estimate for copyright consultant

Posted by: campbella
April 5, 2019 @ 12:25pm
Hi friends. Special librarian here, working in global health/development. I'm wondering if anyone can give me an estimate for an hourly rate for a copyright specialist to consult for us on the ins and outs of providing library services outside of our... Read more...
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Claiming Fair Use when no one on campus owns or subscribes to the source document

Posted by: MarciaK
March 28, 2019 @ 9:13am
I am working with a group of instructors who teaching completely online. Recently an instructor told me she had a copy of an article, but did not remember where she aquired it. She wants to use it in class. We (the library) do not subscribe to the... Read more...
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Who do you contact for reprint permission when author[s] are deceased?

Posted by: arnnknight
March 3, 2019 @ 11:26am
I am a genealogist and a member of a surname group on Facebook.  About 30 years ago a deinitive family history of our surname was published by a now-defunct publishing company.  The book was copyrighted and contains that info on the verso of the title... Read more...
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PowerPoint Slides Accompanying Textbook

Posted by: victorl
February 27, 2019 @ 2:21pm
A professor at my college wishes to continue use powerpoint slides accompanying a previously-used textbook.  Absent any stated restrictions from the publisher, do others feel this qualifies as a "fair use" of the material?  The textbook and slides were... Read more...
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School group showing copyrighted material?

Posted by: sarah.obenauf
February 19, 2019 @ 10:44am
I work a small academic institution and one of our students wants to show Game of Thrones episodes in the weeks immediately prior to the final season.
Other than possibly providing the room, the library will not be involved in any... Read more...
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Completing copyright application

Posted by: Aross
February 9, 2019 @ 10:05am
The application is easy to complete, except for the following:   "Complete this screen to limit your claim if this work contains or is based on previously registered material, previously published material, material in the... Read more...
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Classroom novel set

Posted by: kvrichards
February 4, 2019 @ 7:39am
A teacher wants to use both her classroom novel set that came with the textbook and the ebook version.  Does she have to purchase a "classroom set" of the ebook too?
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Scanning books for personal use

Posted by: jritchie
November 12, 2018 @ 1:07pm
I recently read a newsletter in which the author described how he cut down on clutter by scanning books, both in and out of copyright, to make a single digital copy of each for his personal use (in the U.S.). I have read many thoughtful opinions both... Read more...
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