Copyright Questions

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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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Replies: 1

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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How do I Copyright Song's I Have Written ?

Posted by: RyanCaleb
October 31, 2017 @ 3:24am
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,
 ...
Replies: 3

Can I republish a Russian book from 1970s in the US?

Posted by: TonyA
October 25, 2017 @ 11:26am
Hey all, my apologies if this isn't the right place for this kind of question:
I have a rare book from Russia that was originally written in the 60s. The copyright on the version I have is 1971, and it was imported into the states in 81. The copy... Read more...
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Using multimedia and a book quote in a poem

Posted by: rosaroja
October 13, 2017 @ 11:43pm
Hello, I am an MLIS student and poet who enjoys working with multimedia. I have 3 Q’s regarding a multimedia poem. I recently wrote a multimedia poem where I'm using quoted material for which I obtained copyright permission for already from an NPR... Read more...
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DVD viewing

Posted by: vlaguaite
October 9, 2017 @ 11:32am
Do DVDs need to be purchased by the school (media specialist), in order to show them at the school?
Also, I have had a few teachers "donate" DVDs to the media center that go along with their curriculum. Am I able to accept these and add them to my... Read more...
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Instructor's edition - Course Reserve

Posted by: hartleyj
October 9, 2017 @ 11:10am
We had a request to put in Instructor's Evaluation copy on course reserve.   There is the typical "Not for resale" indication, but there is also a statement of “availability to students will destroy the integrity of the work and is prohibited” which... Read more...
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