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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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A publication published in the United States between 1978- March 1, 1989 that had a copyright notice but was not registered- public domain or no?

Posted by: apizzollo
November 6, 2018 @ 7:04am
Hello all, 
So- I have some publications that were published in the United States between 1978 - March 1, 1989 that I'm assigning rights statements to. Several have copyright notices with Students of InsertUniversityNameHere identified as the... Read more...
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Who owns the photos in a school or university yearbook?

Posted by: kljensen
November 1, 2018 @ 5:12pm
We get this question often at my university, but it probably applies to schools as well. People want to make a copy of a photo, of either a person or a scene, from a yearbook. Sometimes it's for a funeral/memorial program, or it might be for a news story....
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showing short excerpts from a youtube video to supplement a storytime program

Posted by: jnova
September 12, 2018 @ 8:17am
I have a staff member who would like to use content from youtube during her storytime program.  I seem to recall that we need to look for videos that have no copyright disclaimer or are licensed under a creative commons license for public performance. ... Read more...
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Textbook online access

Posted by: lesleycano
August 31, 2018 @ 7:07am
Classroom teachers have access (through their own logins) to the online materials on a textbook publisher's website. Can district curriculum staff use a teacher's login information, download materials from the publisher's website and post them to a... Read more...
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copyrights of message board/forum messages?

Posted by: mtlv
August 29, 2018 @ 12:29am
i make short animation clips, and for one of my animations i am basing the script on a story someone posted on a reddit message board.
i didn't just copy the message, i wrote a whole story inspired by it, i want to record voice it and than animate... Read more...
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Can I copyright an illustration made up of other small licensed elements?

Posted by: MattP
August 26, 2018 @ 7:59am
Good morning,
I have created a digital illustration for sale as a printed design. My illustration is made up of other smaller elements that I have bought a commercial liccense for. Can I now copyright my illustration?
Thank you.
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What are the copyright laws that are applied to a 1963 Qigong text in Chinese

Posted by: DrSiddons
August 8, 2018 @ 3:38pm
i would like to write about a Chinese Qigong book that is being translated. It was published in 1963; all the main authors have died.
some material I’ve read suggests that copyright laws in China did not apply to works from 1963. Other suggest I... Read more...
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Disney/Incredibles School Tutoring Program and Copyright

Posted by: kjdeuschle
August 2, 2018 @ 9:16am
Hi Everyone!
I don't even know where to begin to help one of my teachers. My first instinct is to tell her to run away from all things Disney, but perhaps you all have more knowledge than I do. Here is her question:
My project revolves...
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Can student clubs show movies the library owns at their club meetings?

Posted by: awills
July 9, 2018 @ 11:47am
Two different clubs at my institution have asked to show our movies at their club meetings.  They don't charge a fee for attending and it's only for the club members and their faculty.  Can they show movies they get from other libraries?
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Work in the Public Domain when originated from India

Posted by: stevedawards
June 26, 2018 @ 2:08pm
This is regarding a book that was published in India in 1927, but his author died in 1948. According to The Indian Copyright Act, 1957, books published within the lifetime of the author enter the public domain after sixty years counted from the beginning... Read more...
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Who owns copyright to old magazines?

Posted by: spadekevin
June 13, 2018 @ 5:08am
In another post here, someone answered that in general, the rights to work produced in old magazines lasted the normal term of 70 years after the death of the "author." That was seen as making it difficult to determine if magazines... Read more...
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What is the Copyright and Fair Use relevance to my ESL website?

Posted by: maikuu
May 10, 2018 @ 5:01pm
I have a website at since 2010 in which I create ESL lessons for my college-level students.  The lessons are used in support of watching movies in the classroom. I also sell the lessons on-line for $1 each.  The vast... Read more...
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Would making a single DVD copy of a video, currently held in our Archives, available for Circulation be covered by Section 108 or Fair Use?

Posted by: JRussell
May 2, 2018 @ 12:26pm

Would making a single DVD copy of a commercially produced Documentary video, currently held in our Archives, available for Circulation be covered by Section 108 or Fair Use?
For reference:
In...
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Scrapbook newspaper clippings

Posted by: csirochman
April 30, 2018 @ 7:46pm
I have scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that are not in public domain. The scrapbooks are in binders and file folders. The are all of a specific topic such as the history of the library and clippings realted to local soliders. Please let me know if I... Read more...
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