Copyright Questions

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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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How do I Copyright Videos I Have Written ?

Posted by: corporatefilms123
April 18, 2018 @ 6:27am
Hello Everyone,
What Agency Do I Have To File Through To Get My Song's Copyrighted?
Can I Mail The Song's  Registered Mail to Myself and have that serve as a copyright? 
Any Idea, Suggestions would be appreciated,
 ...
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Can libraries scan book covers for their OPACs?

Posted by: bkstand
April 11, 2018 @ 9:40am
A library just migrated to a new OPAC, but didn't have the funds to pay for cover art through the vendor.  The director wants to know if there are copyright issues if she would scan book covers and add them herself?  I know covers were available at one... Read more...
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Poster Design Question

Posted by: JDL15
April 11, 2018 @ 9:03am
Hi All!
I'm hoping to design a poster for a wind ensemble that is playing West Side Story. I thought it would be cool to use the West Side Story logo (the one that says 'West Side Story' with the staircase on the right side of the stacked text)... Read more...
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Program name and trademark

Posted by: abbysnodgrass
April 2, 2018 @ 4:21pm
We currently have a program for babies called Babypalooza. We have used that name for at least 4+ years. We recently did an Instagram post to market the program using the hashtag #babypalooza. We had a comment that was just a question mark from a... Read more...
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Who owns copyright to forum posts?

Posted by: kevinmanuel
March 29, 2018 @ 4:57am
I would like to know what UK Copyright Law states about the use of a person's words on an online Forum. I was a member of a Forum, but was banned due to my polite insistence that the management of the website answer the question... Read more...
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T.S. Eliot reading in a public library

Posted by: Anne#
March 27, 2018 @ 9:09am
I'm a librarian and have been asked about having a program in our library. The individuals want to read in entirety different T.S. Eliot stories on a quarterly basis. I contacted the Eliot estate for permission but I have not received any messages yet. We... Read more...
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Scan of a photocopied page to be used in Google Classroom

Posted by: dharter
March 26, 2018 @ 7:06am
A teacher asked us to scan a few pages from a print SOL study guide so he could provide it as a resource for his students on Google Classroom. Is this permissable under copyright laws?
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Can I use the term 'May the FORCE_Point be with YOU'

Posted by: fwpsam
March 20, 2018 @ 7:18pm
Hi All,
just wanna if i can use the phase 'May the FORCE_Point be with YOU' in partner activities in APAC area.
would like to know if it is trademarked by anyone? thx.
also, the terms, 'For my ally is the...
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Are emails subject to copyright?

Posted by: koozbane
March 20, 2018 @ 5:19am
I'm on the email list of a relatively wellp-known public figure.  Each week he sends out trivia questions to everyone on his list.  I've saved over 250 pages of these questions. If I wanted to try and publish these, is that problematic?  Do they belong... Read more...
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Registering a copyright for podcasts

Posted by: schauch
March 16, 2018 @ 11:59am
I'm trying to help a faculty member who is interested in starting her own podcasts. She wants to make sure it's protected and therefore would like to register her copyright with the Copyright Office. However, we're not sure if she needs to... Read more...
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Advocacy work regarding fair use and protected, online teaching environment

Posted by: cwatkins
March 1, 2018 @ 6:25pm
Hello, I'm wondering if there is any fair use advocacy work being done towards addressing the antiquated interpretation of the difference in f2f teaching environments and protected, online teaching environments in a LMS.
I know of the TEACH Act,...
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streaming video in protected LMS

Posted by: cwatkins
February 27, 2018 @ 2:34pm
Hi, I recently posted this question to a regional list serv, but others seem to be struggling with the same thing. Here's my query:
I'm looking for concrete strategies from others that are dealing with the exploding demand for streaming video by... Read more...
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Performance Rights Issue

Posted by: hsmcminn
February 1, 2018 @ 3:43pm
This might not be a strict copyright question -- but someone has borrowed one of our DVD's via ILL and I got a call today from them inquiring whether we purchased the performance rights as they want to show it at a performance.  
In...
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are historical photos published elsewhere in the public domain?

Posted by: judithann
January 12, 2018 @ 9:48am
Our small library has a website to chroncle history of the area. I have found photos from the late 1800s in various online archives. Are these in the public domain and would I be free to copy them and add them to our website? I would be happy to credit... Read more...
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Data traced from an atlas map

Posted by: kgeographer
January 9, 2018 @ 7:55pm
I'm looking for informed opinions about whether it is legal to trace elements of a print map, scanned from an atlas for example, and use the data created in a non-commercial publicly available information system. This does not involve... Read more...
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Showing movies in an online learning course

Posted by: kdeuschle
December 20, 2017 @ 1:52pm
I have a teacher who would like to show full length feature films in her American History Through Film Online Learning course. I have read the TEACH act over and over and feel that she can follow the requirements of the law. She will need to upload the... Read more...
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Sound Effects Copyright

Posted by: Smiles
November 22, 2017 @ 1:51pm
I am making a short film and I have a copyright question. In my short film I use several sound effects. I find free ones online and download them. My question is, are the sound effects copyrighted even if they are everyday sounds? Like footsteps,... Read more...
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Arlington House Publishers

Posted by: rafaelstoll
November 11, 2017 @ 11:24am
Hi, everyone.
I want to get the copyrights of Arlington House Publishers for a specific title, but this company is now defunct, I think.
My purpose is to publish the book "Karl Marx: racist", by Nathaniel Weyl, in Brazil. ... Read more...
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Screenshots for dissertation

Posted by: Smoto
November 10, 2017 @ 10:48pm
I would like to put some screenshots from several music videos (mostly from Youtube) for my dissertation and wonder if that is considered to be violating the copyrights.
Thank you so much for your help.
- Shiho 
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Microfilm to Digital copyright question

Posted by: seth8a
October 31, 2017 @ 2:05pm
Hi Everyone: 
I am a adult services/reference librarian at a medium sized public library system, and also manage our serials and microfilm collection. Previous to my position I worked in a reference/archivist capacity at a state preservation... Read more...
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