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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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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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